Type Battle 40 // Typophile's 10th Anniversary

Zara Evens's picture

This week's battle: Draw the number 10, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Typophile.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are inviting everyone to draw the number 10! After collecting the best entries, we plan to incorporate them back into our logo for this year and then perhaps even create some limited edition artifacts for the community.

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


- Solution must be typographic and contain only the numerals "1" and "0".
- Numerals 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. Make sure there are no spaces in the name)
- Please keep an EPS or other vector formatted file on hand in the event we choose your design.

*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/battle40
Link to the battle directory: http://www.typophile.com/typebattles

lolight's picture

No fonts used.

cheshiredave's picture

Here's one more...

matt_yow's picture

another thought...

visualchemist's picture

Ok, had to get this little guy out of my system. 1 & 0, custom drawn.
I'll refine him... someday.

visualchemist's picture

If I cleaned this up, can I call it typographic?
I guess I had to get the snail out of my system because a peacock was emerging.

keady's picture

Love the peacock! Also apul's and ihoff's works.
Oh, each work is great! :)

typomil's picture

That’s it!

dtw's picture

>visualchemist: oh well, the snail I'd drawn now goes in the bin!

tIPODgraphic's picture

this is my first attempt/sketch...

typomil's picture

…and another piece of cake…

gillo's picture


This one I got tired of drawing...

visualchemist's picture

keady > thanks.

dtw > lets see it anyway. =)

keady's picture

And again ;)

russellm's picture

@ gillo This one I got tired of drawing…

I can't imagine why?

garyb's picture

cheers! happy 10th!

dtw's picture

>Visualchemist: ok...

keady's picture

Happy B-day!

...and thanks to all for a delicious fun! :))

Bock's picture


mosquito studio's picture

happy birthday typophile!

mgrabovsky's picture

My first battle, as well.

matt_yow's picture

keady, i like the 1heart, looks great!

thursday idea:

matt_yow's picture


Byewokko's picture

Some rounded thingies

phrostbyte64's picture

2 more....

theplatypus's picture

tIPODgraphic, I like the concept. Never thought to do that, but is it legal?

dezcom's picture

@diehair Good one is the last one!

tIPODgraphic's picture


handmade by me/wacom ^^_)

CtrlPlusZ's picture

Here's my contribution. Happy anniversery big T!

e. proper pics added.

apankrat's picture

@tIPODgraphic - if you make the strike through longer and set it higher and almost horizontally, you will also get a T there.

Nub's picture

Inspiration from Bock
(bunch of variations)

tIPODgraphic's picture

...another sketch!

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