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

Riffell23's picture

Burger...with a side of TYPE

Patrick89's picture

sulekha's font is ill

tiagojaime's picture

rounded corners with rectagle eyes

tiagojaime's picture

more one

tiagojaime's picture

with a little ajust

Jamieson's picture

I stumbled across this site and this whole battle thing has got my creative juices flowing again! So thank you Typophile!

The "I" is to represent a person and also a drill bit twisting.... the dig and "community" part... then the form of the "D" & "G" is quotations representing communication

i know the brief said black n white but a little grey never hurt anyone did it?

Bahman Eslami's picture

The idea is based on the pointing hand, which in this logo is the letter d.
digg it up! :)

Bahman Eslami's picture

Ow I forgot the black & white rule, here is the corrected version:

dsdesigns86's picture

Hello Everyone!

Great work here.

Im currently looking for artists and type lovers to help fill the pages of "Type I Find".

•Check out the site.
•Submit Some work.
•"like" it on Facebook.

and spread the word to other type lovers!!!


Typozur's picture

Here is my solution:

timaarts's picture

New battle pleaaaaaaase.

riccard0's picture

Tim, actually there is a more recent battle (but I wouldn’t call it “new”…):

sim's picture

To: timaarts > New battle pleaaaaaaase.

I'm not sure but you could probably launch a new one yourself.

nyarlathothep's picture

My first.

Chris Dean's picture

I propose a system where clients actually PAY professionals for their services, instead of dangling bragging rights in front of young designers in exchange for free labour. Talk about digging your own grave…

hrant's picture

That view is too entrenched.


William Berkson's picture

Lighten up, guys. This was a game, not spec work.

empireoflight's picture

Kinda late to the game here, but anyways:

phoenixq's picture

Interesting, thought I would have a go :



ferfolio's picture

I haven't seen the rest, maybe this idea has been overdone?

Regards :)

ferfolio's picture

Now that I see it, I should add more some more round parts...

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