The Geeky Alphabet

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Today I present to you the geek alphabet! I’ve rounded up a collection of fandom logos and identifiable letters from fandom names to allow you to spell like a nerd!
Let me tell you, a few of the letters were a little tough. It was challenging to find symbols or parts of fandom names that would be recognizable on their own, when the rest of the word/name was removed.

Create a ‘Welcome’ sign for the front entrance to your house, create a name sign for your kid’s (or your) room, or create a family last name sign like I did.

You can find instructions on how to create your own sign at the end of the post after the geek alphabet graphic and the key to the logos and letters within the graphic.

'Carl' Geeky Letter Sign
the-geeky-alphabet

A

-Star Trek -Starfleet Insignia
-Atari
-Aquaman
-Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows
-Marvel – Avengers
-Borderlands
-Stargate – Alpha Gate
-Assassin’s Creed

B

-Bayonetta
-Blizzard
-Barbie
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer

C

-Contra
-Game of Thrones – House Tully
-Codemasters
-Capcom

D

-DragonLance
-Disney
-Diablo
-Starcraft – Protoss
-Dragon Age

E

-EA
-Square Enix
-The Elder Scrolls
-Everquest II
-Wall-E

F

-Firefly
-Supernatural – Mark of Cain
-Frogger
-Flintstones

G

-Gamecube
-Goosebumps
-Galaga

H

-Harry Potter
-Half-Life
-Game of Thrones – House Frey

I

-DC – Green Lantern
-IBM
-The Incredibles

J

-Jumanji
-Earthworm Jim
-Jem and the Holograms
-J.R.R. Tolkien

K

-Pokemon – Unknown K
-Kingdom of Hearts
-King.com

L

-Luigi
-DragonLance
-DeathNote – L

M

-Mario
-Munchkin
-World of Warcraft – Kirin Tor
-Magic the Gathering

N

-Nintendo
-Chronicles of Narnia
-Pi

O

-Ghostbusters
-Star Wars – Galactic Empire
-D20
-Super Smash Bros.
-Captain America
-Halo
-Overwatch
-The Hunger Games

P

-Harry Potter
-Playstation
-Pokemon
-Pac-man
-Debian

Q

-Q*bert
-Quake
-Q.U.B.E.
-Ratchet and Clank – Qwark

R

-Rareware
-Robin
-RoboCop

S

-Mortal Combat
-Sega
-Superman
-Samus

T

-Thundercats
-Torchwood
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

U

-Star Wars – Jedi Order
– Unreal Engine
-Ultima Online

V

-Nightwing
-Mortal Instruments – Shadow Hunter
-V for Vendetta
-Activision

W

-Wolfenstein
-Wario
-Wonder Woman
-World of Warcraft

X

-X-box
-X-files
-X-men

Y

-Percy Jackson
-Back to the Future – Flux Capacitor
-Yu-gi-oh

Z

-Dragon Ball Z
-The Legend of Zelda
-Zoro

How to Make a Geeky Letter Sign

1. Determine the word you want to turn into a sign and acquire a frame that has enough panels. I would recommend 4×5, 4×6, or 5×7 inch panel sizes. I reused a 4-panel 5×7 frame I had lying around. There are a couple stores on Amazon that offer great options with different frame sizes and colors with panels from 3 all the way up to 14; for those of you with really long last names 😉
Adeco
Creative Letter Art

Adeco Frame
Creative Letter Art Frame

2. Pick the symbols and/or letters you’d like to use to spell your word and search for them on Google. I’d recommend trying to find a vector image, which typically is a png file and has a transparent background. Using a vector image will allow you make the image as large as you need for printing without it getting fuzzy or pixelated. Searching for “[your symbol] + transparent” will often yield a vector file.

3. Open a Word document and create a rectangle border as a size reference for you letter. You’ll want to do this for each letter.

4. Print each letter out on cardstock paper. Cut them out, being sure to leave a border so you can secure them in your frame.

5. Hang and admire your handy but very geeky work!

making a geek letter name sign

I’d like to give a special shout out to my husband for helping me brainstorm fandom logos and symbols after I hit my initial wall.
I’d also like to give thanks to my fellow geek bloggers who helped me round out some of the more tricky letters like U and K. In no particular order:
Kayla from Epicfied | Kat from The Nerdy Narwhal | Sarah from Geeks Who Eat | Victoria from Coolbeans4 | Jessica from Two Married Geeks | Natalie from Natalie Patalie | Heather from Just Geeking By | Nancy from For The Lynne | Pepi from dePepi | Misa from Truly Madly Geeky

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  • Chrissie
    Reply

    This is absolutely fantastic! It must have taken you ages! I gave myself a little test of my recall and was surprised by how many I recognised but couldn’t name and how many more obscure/esoterical ones I totally knew. These would make such good presents for people.

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Thanks Chrissie! You’re right, this would make a really neat, personalize gift. Great idea.

  • Mariah Kaercher
    Reply

    Love this post!

  • Monica
    Reply

    LOVE this! So clever!

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