Type Battle 39 // Digg logotype

Jared Benson's picture

This week's battle: Design a new logotype for digg. (digg.com)

Let's show our friends over at digg what a logotype could look like when designed by typography experts.

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


- Solution must be typographic and contain the letters "digg" in lowercase.
- Letters 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. Mmake 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 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/battle39
Link to the battle directory: http://www.typophile.com/typebattles

dezcom's picture

Do you have the Adobe Flash player loaded?

Mark Simonson's picture

Manuel: Make sure you don't have a space in the file name.

Sulekha Rajkumar's picture

Thanks mili! My other entry....a modification of the one above...

Dan Gayle's picture

I couldn't upload this a while back, so here it is. If people can use their own font, then I'm going to use mine:

giljimenez's picture

I dig(g) bruno bruno's.

daniemeier's picture

New to the community/First submission

I wanted the type to be objective yet have a slightly inviting quality to it, while still having a visual weight without becoming heavy/clumsy.


pers0n's picture

The one by kosal (the first one to use the thumb as the d) is my favorite out of the bunch.

victorz's picture

I like the one by nathalie_gregory...

upixel's picture

I kept the pixel approach but with a bit of script

henrypijames's picture

@typewagen: If those are "g", how would "q" look?

Mark Simonson's picture

In a logo, you don't necessarily need to worry about such things. If they read as g's in the context of the logo, it doesn't matter. If the letters were part of a font, that would be different.

typeidentity's picture

This is my first post!

Bruno Bruno I love your 3d concept! (maybe it's a good idea to have separate g's)
I totally agree with Wormwoods comment!

Digg is a strong brand, so why fix something that ain't broke? Bet hey I still wanted to join this battle, so here is my attempt:

It still has the same vibe to it, but with some added personality. Digg it?

upixel's picture

¡ minimalist !

henrypijames's picture

@Mark: "If they read as g's in the context of the logo, it doesn't matter." That's right, but the point of my (rhetorical) question is that they don't.

typewagen's picture

@henrypijames: i agree with Mark the way i would design "q" would certainly look different. Thanks Mark for your comment.

henrypijames's picture

Different how? Can you provide some detail?

xo's picture

Here goes nothing.

D3an1's picture

Very similar to yours Oli, sorry.

Tew2's picture

Graveyard inspiration

Bruno Bruno's picture

Ok. this is my final entry, hope you like the refined curves.

showboy1080's picture

Yeah, I would participate only if we could use existing fonts.

STUDIOD's picture

hi everybody i'm new here :)

is this contest still open ? (reading about 1-week deadline in Jan...)
I would be glad to post my artwork if battle's still running

Cheers :)

russellm's picture

I think it's open until folks stop posting entries or a new battle is posted

Go for it. :o)

STUDIOD's picture

ok thank you very much :) gonna post my concept very soon

pavaok's picture

hello everyone!
this is my first entry, of many I hope.

I have some problems with uploading images, any tips?
so this is my first doodle:

hope you like it.

cheers from Croatia

pavaok's picture

this is my second variation
upload problem solved :)

sim's picture

Pablo: I like your first one.

davidmg's picture

A bit late, just spied this forum. Here goes first post 'n all.

rgraphix's picture

For grins

pers0n's picture

xo, for some reason the i looks like a penis, I guess its from the ascii art on digg I see that does this 8==========D

jboz's picture

My remix

jboz's picture

Inverse attempt. 2nd Post!

rep1946's picture

My first post LIFT!

Dessetta's picture

Here goes V1

Dessetta's picture

Here goes V2
love some comments on these.

Dessetta's picture

Here goes V3


markduk's picture

or is that diqq, having slept on it...?

vavrovska's picture

My first time :D

jac's picture

Did I make it in before the deadline?

ryanrushing's picture

First time entering a street battle.

I'm not sure when the deadline is, but here it is anyway. :)

BB's picture

better late than never - rough needs cleaning up

BB's picture

2nd and last one from me! Cheers

hrant's picture

The "d"-hand is a great idea.


Burn's picture

Here is my modern style type digg version :)

Bruno Bruno's picture

@igorsuvorov You’ve got it!

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