Type Battle 27 // Draw Typophile a new logo

Zara Evens's picture


Draw us a new logo! Yes, that is right. Typophile is ready to move past the pixel-T, and especially the pixel-7. We are looking for not just one amazing drawing, rather a large handful that can be rotated on the red square and potentially used in other Typophile promotional materials. What better way to show off the talents in this community, than to display them proudly in our mark?

Examples of previous logos:


- Draw only the letter T -- it can be uppercase or lowercase.
- How you draw it is up to you (vector tools or ink), just as long as the file is submitted in the proper format.
- By participating, you pledge that the work is of your own design.
- Do not use any fonts or other rights-protected imagery (unless you own the rights to the design).

- Image size: 500 width x 500 height. 600 dpi
- Color: Black and White
- Format: TIF

Judging // Punchcut will judge the entries, keeping in mind the popularity of the entries in the thread.

Copyright Retention // Participants (those who submit entries to Typophile) grant Typophile permission to use the artwork/design for promotional use, as we see fit, and for applications not limited to the website. Participants retain copyrights and Typophile agrees not to sell or transfer our usage rights. (In other words, we don’t require exclusive rights, just unlimited usage.)


This is your chance to stretch your type muscles on a weekly basis. You have one week to create and submit your entry. Anyone may submit a design response to the challenge. You may enter as often as you wish. Post anytime. Critiques and comments are welcome throughout the game, from participants and spectators alike. Smack talk is encouraged.

Link directly to this thread: http://www.typophile.com/battle27

clashmore's picture

I guess somebody's gotta go first.

Any thoughts?

sos4nt's picture

I cannot upload TIF files. Here's a PNG:

Stephan Kurz's picture

Not sure if this really works, I tried to take the bouma approach drawing only ascenders and descenders, and still have a large centered T…
In small size:

formschub's picture

I’ve tried to include the „phile” in „typophile” ...


Design means: thinking comes first.

penn's picture

So when/where are we supposed to upload the .tif files? will they just ask the winners to do that after they pick from this thread?

Lasko Dzurovski's picture

Here is my T for typophile.

Lasko Dzurovski's picture

Another T-face for Typophile.

Lasko Dzurovski's picture

Another T-letters for Typophile.

Lasko Dzurovski's picture

Another T-letters for Typophile.

J Weltin's picture

I’ll try it with four attempts.

penn's picture

Two more too


Lasko Dzurovski's picture

One TYPOSMILE! Best regards from Macedonia!

Koppa's picture

My T!

...es su T.

And yeah, uh...can't post a tif either. Am I being dumb?

Koppa's picture

formlos...wow. It took me a while to digest, but man...you win.

...unless, of course, they like mine better.

Zara Evens's picture

Excellent to see so many great submissions in less than a day! Keep them coming.

Sorry for the issues with TIF uploads. We might have overlooked the system's image prefs - we were too excited to post the battle.
Go ahead and upload PNGs for now, but keep in mind that we'll probably want to ask the "winners" to provide us with a TIF format later. So keep one handy if you can :)

Thanks all, great work!

Phillipo's picture

It's really great formlos. Took me like a minute but then it really hit me. Great job!

deuxpoint's picture





Jean C.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Off to a great start. It's worth keeping in mind the primary use will be for the site, at 150 pixels square at 72 dpi.

deuxpoint's picture


Jean C.

typetard's picture

ohhhh whoops the letter T, not a T

Vladimir Tamari's picture

here is an updated, closer-cropped version of my design more suited to reduction to 150x150 px

kosal's picture

There's a concept to mine. A logo with 49 different variations!
See it in action here: http://type.salsen.com/typophile/

Here's a preview:

Primary Logo

Alternate Samples

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