Type Battle 33 // Futura holiday dingbats

Ngoc Ngo's picture

// THE CHALLENGE

Create a set of holiday dingbats to match Futura. The set must have at least 5 dingbats.

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

// REQUIREMENTS

- Image size: 550 width x 400 height. 72 dpi
- Color: Black and White only
- Format: JPG or PNG

*Reminder: Please try to keep your file sizes to a minimum!

// ABOUT TYPOPHILE TYPE BATTLES

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/battle33
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Graham McArthur's picture

In keeping with the character(less) features of Futura and also considering that whomever would actually use such a typeface would not normally partake of holidays, this is about as exciting as Futura gets :)

typerror's picture

: )))))

Stop Graham you're killing me, not even a sans snowflake that would fall so fast it would crash through the roof of a car? That would be the bold of course : )

Michael

nina's picture

"Merry Chrsitmas?" :)

ustompsteve's picture

The menorah is missing some candles.

Feels like a Volkswagen holiday.

--steve

jt_the_ninja's picture

Your snowman also seems to be missing a head...unless that's an emoticon snowman. :)

Peace,
JT

ustompsteve's picture

In the Futura future heads on snowmen are unnecessary decoration from the past; just like serifs and uneven stroke weight.

--steve

PLEASE_CANCEL_ME's picture

Tree Worship Wreath Candy Canes Candle

timd's picture

Ho Ho Humbug


Tim

David Sudweeks's picture


These geometric representations of binary orders (2⁰, 2¹, 2², &c.) are my Christmas present to Paul Renner.
And to everyone:
Happy Christmas! Happy New Year! I wish you all new clothes and fresh eyes, and may your lives be twice perfect.

dezcom's picture

ChrisL

David Sudweeks's picture

Since we're on the subject... nice, Chris. *winks back*

PLEASE_CANCEL_ME's picture

Now THATS funny.

timd's picture

Is she taking aim?

Tim

eliason's picture

I can do this without leaving TextEdit.

Amidst the snowflakes: ornament, Santa hat, manger, tree.

Vargas74's picture

This is my first entry in Typophile. Merry Christmas!
Esta es mi primer entrada en Typophile. ¡Felices Fiestas!

Catholic Christmas - Navidad Católica

David Sudweeks's picture

¡Bienvenido!

dezcom's picture

;-D

ChrisL

Jasonlee's picture

darn i cant post mine it says "could not copy image. Error"
lame

dezcom's picture

Take the spaces out of the file title.

ChrisL

Jasonlee's picture

awesome! haha thanks dezcom!
well heres my dingbats
Bell, Snowflake, Tree, Holly, Candy Cane
prolly gonna touch it up more
but hope you guys dig it anyways!
happy holidays 8)

pica pusher's picture

semi-non-denominational ornaments:

typerror's picture

ChrisL

Do you mind if Sarah comes to my house tonight. Hell, my wife hasn't winked at me like that in years. One time she got something in her eye and looked like that though : )

Michael

dezcom's picture

Sure, she can come over, Michael--just don't wear anything that makes you look like a Moose :-)

ChrisL

typerror's picture

Oh what I would give for a Klondike bar!

Sorry for straying... I just had this image!

Michael

Jon Evenchen's picture

Tried to create all the icons with Futura glyphs only and keep it minimal & clean.

JonE.

Jon Evenchen's picture

BTW, love what you guys did with the different 'T' interpretations for Typophile on home page...Do you operate this website, Ngoc Ngo?

JonE.

Quincunx's picture

Sorry O_O

dezcom's picture

Now that is more like it! :-)

ChrisL

brandonhunter's picture

Happy Holidays!

Ngoc Ngo's picture

Holiday awesomeness! You're all nailing this battle so far.

Thanks Jonathan! Glad you like it. Typophile is run and operated by the great folks at Punchcut ;)

paulstonier's picture

This sounds like a battle for Richard Kegler.

pauled's picture

Hey guys. is it too late to start this one?
i'm new here and would like to try my hand at this.
mas paul

Quincunx's picture

> Hey guys. is it too late to start this one?
i’m new here and would like to try my hand at this.

Hi Paul, welcome to Typophile.

This is the current battle. So you're not too late.
Go ahead and take a stab at it. :)

eliason's picture


Can you tell what this is supposed to be?

sihep's picture

A 1920's German Christmas stocking?

pica pusher's picture

It's clearly a gift under a beautifully decorated Christmas tree.

Clearly!

sihep's picture

More festive Futura fun..

eliason's picture

A 1920’s German Christmas stocking?

You got it! :-)

Jasonlee's picture

whoa that futura claus is cool!

dezcom's picture

Yes, he even brings Christmas pie :-)

ChrisL

Jasonlee's picture

hahaha ohh lord

casperobro's picture

Di Di Ding Dinbang

GAPS's picture

Futura Claus. That's just brilliant. I see his mouth is the number 5. That's close enough to the requirement for me!

paulstonier's picture


Going for a classic modernist style.
Hopefully, Paul Renner would be proud.
What do you guys think?

eliason's picture

Early tests at the Bauer foundry convinced Renner to adopt a more conventional lowercase 'g'.

Fabio's picture

This is my first attempt, nice battles :-)

Trying to keep it simple:

Zara Evens's picture

Fabio, great entry! This one is my favorite so far. They are simple, clearly identifiable and match the style of Futura very well.

Tobias_Goth's picture

Thought I'd hit you with some local Futura Swedish Christmas decorations.

Merry Christmas! God Jul!

/Tee

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