Type Battle 37 // Food Font!

Justin Styler's picture


Food is great. Fonts are great. Together they could be really really tasty. Craft the name of any food out of the food itself.

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


- Image size: 550 width x 400 height. 72 dpi*
- Color: Black and White or color
- Format: JPG or PNG (make sure there are no spaces in the name)

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


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.

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/battle37
Link to the battle directory: http://www.typophile.com/typebattles

someonesplendid's picture

made this on a break at typecon last year. for non aussies, see http://www.cybercandy.co.uk/search/index1.php/url_indprod/xdbc_105

Fabio's picture

I know, it's not really food, but nearly as essential :)

mili's picture

Some ingredients of our dinner today.

paul d hunt's picture

yumm, gingersnaps!

dezcom's picture

The carrot is divine! and very appealing :-)


Nick Shinn's picture

Cute, but not fonts.
And if they were, would they still look like food?

gillo's picture

Oops, I missed the Black and White requirement.

dezcom's picture

That's the way the cookie crumbles, Gillo.


Typedog's picture

Hot Sauce!

No man is an island unto himself_John Donne

Justin Styler's picture

Oops! Sorry about the black and white rule. These can be color for sure.

dezcom's picture

So Justin, tell us something about yourself?


SuperUltraFabulous's picture



...Exclusive Presentation...

The Jellybat
Accumbent Kitty No. 1

Quaker Oatmeal et Smuckers Strawberry Sugar-Free Jelly

Out-fascinate that!

Mikey :o)

Joe Pemberton's picture

Fair point, Nick. For the purists among us, this battle should be Food Lettering.

Godal's picture

Not sure if this qualifies as food, but its made out of blocks of garden cress. Its edible at least :)

dezcom's picture

For anyone who has had children, food littering brings on a different meaning :-)
Oh! That was lettering! never mind.


chrisherron's picture

Refined sugar refinement. Could have used an undo keyboard shortcut on this one.

In the raw version:

And after banging on the table a few times:

Miss Tiffany's picture

Chris, pardon the pun, but that is sweet! Is it based on Bernhard Gothic?

dezcom's picture

Looks more like it is based on Jack Frost Rounded :-)


chrisherron's picture

"Is it based on Bernhard Gothic?"

Not consciously, but I think I owe some royalties!

cowroo's picture

i love the posts so far!!!

Here's my lunch:

(Japanese-style curry, not Indian)

and peanuts!

Chriak's picture

Here is my submission. Some time ago in my kitchen...
Turkish Hellim Cheese getting the right cook on the stove.
And!@#$% all there is As (: The most delicious As I had!

peachey's picture

These are so cool!!!
I want to eat them!

This was for a School project -
sorry not spelling out what it is - but a contradiction.


ppmywhat's picture

My first time posting :D

ppmywhat's picture

I fixed it a little

nina's picture

Not easy to harness the inherent contrast in Bavette. :-)

typoarty's picture

Food for Live:
I just want to experiment when they go out to eat it and i was waiting for 24 hours.

let them eat it all!

dezcom's picture

It looks like that font won't compile--it is too buggy :-)


peachey's picture

mmmm! I think I'll have Pasta tonight!

LIVE is very cool - however not very appetizing...

dezcom's picture

Hmmm, hope the Narcs aren't around :-)


nina's picture

Did they outlaw camomile tea?! OMG.

jupiterboy's picture

Not yet. That stuff will put me out. zzzzzzzzzz

Julie Brookins's picture

Does anyone know when this type battle ends?


Quincunx's picture

I think usually when a new one is started. ;)

Acme Art and Design's picture

Type-high Yams!

Locked- up in the chase...

The raw and the cooked...

Michael Barker | Acme Art and Design

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

I think its a tie with Chris Herron and Michael Barker!

:-) Mikey

.... Slightly reminds me of this:

J Weltin's picture

Here’s a font (but not mine).

tearsforsappho's picture

Please pardon my crappy phone camera, but this glyph appeared last night in my squash. I think it is quite nice actually.

Tasty too!

oprion's picture

Michael: Can use the peeled skin for makeready!
Personal Art and Design Portal of Ivan Gulkov

nina's picture

Cerulean, those pretzels are smart! Love it.

karenhuang's picture

I think Refined sugar refinement looks like it's been Gaussian blurred "after banging the table a few times". :)

dberlow's picture

"Does anyone know when this type battle ends?"
The next meal?

Typedog's picture

My son also enjoys playing with his food (he's 1.)
I hope he picks up on graphic design like his daddy
and grandpa.

No man is an island unto himself_John Donne

dtw's picture

I like the yamtype. Michael, did you try inking them up? (Not with proper ink of course, but with another foodstuff!) Can we see a print?
Ever since I chose to block pop-ups, my toaster's stopped working.

Acme Art and Design's picture

@oprion Peeled skin makeready! Nice!

@dtw I didn't print them, though it was quite satisfying to lock them up in the chase... I just couldn't bring myself to run Yams through my press! Truthfully I also couldn't wait to bake them -- which didn't go quite as I thought it would -- I put them in the oven, and they just kind of withered and bloomed with black bits... perhaps I should have pan-fried them?

Michael Barker | Acme Art and Design

dtw's picture

Ah well, never mind.

CandyP's picture

The pretzels one is my fav. Keep it up!

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