Font Aid IV: Ampersand Entries

francis bold's picture

For those who have contributed to the Font Aid IV Project, I thought it would be cool to get a cheeky preview of what you lovely people submitted.

Its not necessarily a crit, just a place to see what different styles and variations you come up with. Feel free to comment how you wish tho.

I went for a simple, circley, wiggly, snowman style :)

And off course what a great thing the Font Aid team are doing to raise money for this tragedy. Good to know there's so many caring people out there.


michaelpaulyoung's picture

On behalf of YouWorkForThem, best of luck.

Teja Ideja's picture

Here goes ...

dezcom's picture

"but the internet-voice inside my head wants to say something witty and inappropriate about safety-belts & segregation... "


Huh? I don't get it.

hrant's picture

Michael, very nice. Make the drop more tear-like?


theocf's picture

this is my first post here, too.
my contribution:

johnnydib's picture

I just sent this, I hope it helps.

The PNG turned out a little flat at the bottom.

J VILAS BOAS's picture

Here's my 2 submissions!

H O P E 4 H A I T I !

vn's picture

Hope it will help!

Elias's picture

My contribution:

hrant's picture

Theo, that's beautiful.

Viktor, now that's what I'm talkin'bout.


Haafe_Haph's picture

Our contribution:

dezcom's picture

Looks good, Elias!

rafaelcordeiro's picture

Wow! Very high level here. This is my proposal. :)

Lucky to all.

royrub's picture

So many beautiful forms! Here is mine.

Redbot-STL's picture

Redbot Supports Haiti

eliason's picture

Here's a second one from me. Starting point was a seismogram-like wave.

mprsand's picture

here's one of my submissions

stw's picture

& my ampersand...

LauraWorthington's picture

Aw, my first post! Here are my two - I'm only submitting the first one though, the cleaner one. The more calligraphic version... yeah, not so simple and clean as requested. But I have a tendency to overdo it. Always. ;)

~ Laura

Paul Cutler's picture

Those are lovely Laura - welcome to Typophile.


mondaystudio's picture

I made this by using the pattern:

joro's picture

my ampersand

dezcom's picture

Quite a good one, Wolfgang!

BrianJoe's picture

Howdy Folks - Here's another design I've been playing with.

enrico_limcaco's picture

Very nice work, everybody! Here is my monoline ampersand:

Miss Tiffany's picture

Here is mine. So many great entries. My is more a grid based icon. Love seeing the community come together.

francis bold's picture

Now that the font is done, lets make a Poster for charity too! :)

cayo's picture

My little grain of sand for the cause.

hrant's picture

Here's mine, finished with more than two hours to spare! :-)


MichellePerham's picture

Thanks everyone! We have close to 400 participants. The font is coming together very nicely. I'll send out an update as soon as we have more information to share. If all goes well, we hope to have the font for sale by the end of the week.


henrypijames's picture

Brilliant, Hrant! I also like the one by Anderson Maschio a lot, very "Asian-fusion".

beejay's picture

great work everyone!

hrant, nice one.

design54's picture

A great, and fun project - wonderful to see all different creative kinds of work!
Here's one of my contributions.

dezcom's picture

Very seismic, Hrant! :-)

andrea emery's picture

Fabulous variety. Here's my very humble design:

tedbreakmore's picture

Here ya go type geeks!

dezcom's picture

Nice one from the heart Andrea!

Unequal-Design's picture

Missed the deadline, sadly, but I had worked on this guy.

MichellePerham's picture

Thanks everyone! This font is going to be amazing. We had 379 people submit designs from 37 different countries.

Chank Diesel is doing an amazing job behind the scenes putting the font together. The font will be sold for $20 (same as Font Aid III) through several different font distributors. We’ll announce which distributors once the contracts and plans are finalized.

All money raised will be donated to Doctors Without Borders to help with their work in Haiti.

The SoTA board is overjoyed by the response to this project. We hope many of you will join us at our annual conference being held this year in Los Angeles, California at the end of August ( We also encourage you to become a member of SoTA to help support projects such as Font Aid ( . SoTA is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type, its history and development, its use in the world of print and digital imagery, its designers, and its admirers.

Thanks again! You guys are amazing!

Michelle & the SoTA board


My contribution

mehallo's picture

I couldn't decide on one direction for the design, so submitted two. They can use one, the other or both.

Eli's picture

luxuryluke's picture

here's mine:

A bit bland, but hopefully useful, and adding to the usefulness of the for-sale "typeface". ;)

Alan Lima Coutinho's picture

my ampersands!

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