Type Battle 35 // Stars & Stripes alphabet

Ngoc Ngo's picture


Create an alphabet using "Stars & Stripes" as your inspiration.

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


- Image size: 550 width x 400 height. 72 dpi*
- Color: Color or Black and White
- 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/battle35
Link to the battle directory: http://www.typophile.com/typebattles

J Weltin's picture

Doesn’t fit the requirements at all, a piece i’ve done years ago. Since nobody posted yet, maybe it’s good for inspiration. Good luck!

tylerbartlett's picture

Go easy on me, this took a long time 'cause I'm a noob. but constructive criticism is definately wanted.


p.s. anyone know how i can post the image directly instead of linking to flickr?

Jasonlee's picture

i had the same problem. when you insert image you ahve to make sure there are no spaces in the filename. that should work. btw great star typeface!

bemerx25's picture

It needs lots of work but here's something...
Tyler- nice work!

hansjnh's picture

This is a font I made at college last year. We were asked to design a visual identity for Hillary Clinton to be used in the United States democratic election campaign, but I chose to design a font based on the Stars & Stripes instead. I did make the font strong yet feminine so that it would fit her, but it is primarily designed using the flag as a grid. I am not finished designing the font, but given the challenge I couldn't resist posting it here.

More on www.nystrom-hansen.net

riverpost's picture

Nice grid should be interesting when complete !

Jon Evenchen's picture

Very nice, Hans! Wish I had the time to do something better...


pica pusher's picture

I like it Jon.

This needs a lot of work, but it's Friday already.

tylerbartlett's picture

got it!

timd's picture

This is what happens when I cannot finish the Mojo crossword and start doodling.


timd's picture

It also appears I cannot even remember the alphabet – that will be why I couldn't do the crossword.

R – what a nitwit.


pica pusher's picture

Tyler, good thinking. Love the O and Q.

tea4three's picture

Awesome typeface Tyler, visually pounces on me!

Tobias_Goth's picture

Here's a sample of the "stars and stripes"-alphabet I created. I did the characters A-Z and I'll try and post it once I've tweaked it a bit.

I love type!

timd's picture

Sweet, the solid constructivism almost changes the nationality of the message.


Tobias_Goth's picture



Yeah, working on it I noticed that as well. =P

I don't know if a change in color scheme would do any good.

I love type!

tylerbartlett's picture

when are they going to call this thing? i want to do the next challenge already!

frunt's picture

Here's a quick try out of an idea. The concept is that all the full caps will feature the star somewhere in their design. I think the star could be bigger. Small caps for lower case looks OK but it might be worth trying true lower case too. Any other suggestions gratefully accepted.

Also, this is my first post on Typophile. Hello everyone!

tylerbartlett's picture

looks good frunt!

Carolann's picture

Frunt, that looks great!

frunt's picture

Thanks Tyler and Carolann. I've done some more work on it and drawn uc, lc and sc glyphs. I've posted it up for critique if people fancy taking a look: http://typophile.com/node/54821

Reenie Ritter's picture

TylerBartlett - Great font treatment. I really like this.

Bendy's picture

When's the next type battle?

casperobro's picture

From star to stripes to letters.

What do you all think?

Bendy's picture

Nice concept!

rgraphix's picture

This turning into the war on terror. Does it ever end.

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