Type Battle 40 // Typophile's 10th Anniversary

Zara Evens's picture

This week's battle: Draw the number 10, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Typophile.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are inviting everyone to draw the number 10! After collecting the best entries, we plan to incorporate them back into our logo for this year and then perhaps even create some limited edition artifacts for the community.

Winner take all, no holds barred. May the best designer win.


- Solution must be typographic and contain only the numerals "1" and "0".
- Numerals must be custom drawn. No use of existing fonts!
- Image size: 550 width x 400 height. 72 dpi*
- Color: Black and White
- Format: PNG, GIF or JPG (Preferred in that order. Make sure there are no spaces in the name)
- Please keep an EPS or other vector formatted file on hand in the event we choose your design.

*Please try to keep your file sizes to a minimum! 50k per file max.


This is your chance to flex 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.

As with any street battle, there is no panel of judges and no prize — only the ability to call yourself the best on the block.

Link directly to this battle: http://www.typophile.com/battle40
Link to the battle directory: http://www.typophile.com/typebattles

Vladimir Tamari's picture

@ Thanks ihoff, I like your round !0
@ I really like the one by keady sent at 2.06 pm, but the areas and spaces may have to be thicker to survive reducing to logo size.

Corey Holms's picture

Here you go

Corey Holms's picture

One more for giggles.
Forgot to mention in the post above, this is my first type battle.

jcgonzalez's picture

Now to typophile, new to type battles, ... just new.

thomascbryan's picture

First type battle, also new to typophile. I obviously went for a childish feel... Afterall, what ten year old doesn't look a little sloppy every once in a while? I feel that a cleaner idea will hit me any day now... Partially inspired by keady and davM and Jan.

Sulekha Rajkumar's picture

Here's mine!

Riccardo Mori's picture

It's my first Type Battle, so be kind and forgive this rough sketch. I've seen many great submissions so far, so I'm a little embarrassed. :)


Andreas Krautwald's picture

and mine:

elms's picture

here we go :-) "Celebrate good times!"


dave bailey's picture

What's the cut-off on this?

phrostbyte64's picture



from the Fontry...

gabrielhl's picture

here's some quick sketches

[edit: fixed image size to fit]

cheshiredave's picture

Great stuff, everyone, and long time no see! I couldn't resist this challenge.

riccard0's picture

Slanted Kufic AKA Backslashdot AKA Fallen Bang:

matt_yow's picture

First type battle!

more to come!

matt_yow's picture

2 more...

ok, thats good for today...

oprion's picture

There we go again!

EN's picture

apul's picture

First attempt.

apul's picture

A better go at getting numbers and letters in.

Stickley's picture

Organic type

keady's picture

Let's play!

1:0 :)

visualchemist's picture

hello. this is my first battle. i'm new to typophile. hope you like it...

visualchemist's picture

here's a refined version. a little more abstract. happy birthday, typophile.

Dav's picture

Impressing submissions so far. My current favourites would definitely include the ones by Craig Eliason and Corey Holms. Love 'em.

stefan's picture

Corey Holms' (first) and Nettoo's submissions are my favs so far.

Here's my take:

DavM's picture

2nd take:

stefan's picture

The Classic

stefan's picture

The Baselines

keady's picture

Inspired by Stefan's work above:

matt_yow: I love your second rounded 10 :)

Nub's picture

Ok so I'm really new to the whole font scene, so the first one I just mussed around with some brush strokes and the 2nd one I made sorta fun, its a face made from the bubble letter T and 10 inside of it.

2nd variation

matt_yow's picture

thanks keady. these are all great.
I'll try to get some more up later this week, maybe even today!

Dtronic's picture

Happy tenth!

tomh's picture

Happy anniversary!

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