alphabet contest: finalists ROUND THREE + voting

Alright! Today is the third and final round of finalists that we’ll be posting. Tomorrow we’ll be voting to determine placement for the winners but today you’ll have another chance to pick a new artist who should join the winners from Monday and Tuesday’s voting. Today we’re meeting 10 new artists and 10 more beautiful alphabets so I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as the previous 20.

Please note: Voting will be open from today at 1pm EST to tomorrow, November 18th at 1:40PM EST. The additional 40 minutes is to make up for the extra 40 minutes Monday’s group was given due to a poll malfunction. So you’ll have a little over 24 hours to cast your vote (once) and help get your favorite alphabet into the finals! I’ve posted a preview image above, but VOTING and the full alphabet imagery will be below, after the jump!

CLICK HERE to VOTE after the jump!

Image above: David Watts “Glorious Tefan” (Made from pencil shavings)

Image above: Sommer Sheffield “Peacock” (Hand-drawn)

Image above: Ian Victor “Bachata” (Hand-drawn)

Image above: Lila Symons “Copperprint” (Hand-drawn)

Image above: Adam Kirk “Bklyn”

Image above: Jeremy Purser “Sparrow”

Image above: Cherisa Hawkins “Smoked Out”

Image above: Victoria Lane “French Press” (There are tiny animals behind the letters)

Image above: Jason Jones “Skunkling”

Image above: Rosie Moss “Yarn and Glue”


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  1. Rosie Moss says:

    Thanks to everyone who said some nice things and voted for my alphabet. I felt very proud to be amongst such lovely designs. Well done guys!

  2. gail carroll says:

    Vote for Skunkling

  3. Kyle says:

    Jason Jones! Great Job!

  4. Monica Mendoza says:

    I want to vote for Skunkling. Please count my vote. The website is not giving me the option to vote.
    Thank you!

    1. grace says:


      the poll closed 10 minutes ago, sorry.


  5. Lizzy says:

    Did Skunkling win?

    1. grace says:


      yep! by only 2 votes. it was CLOSE!


  6. Lauren says:

    I am so madly in love with all the fonts from this contest.
    Would it be possible for these folks to post them onto for downloading? (esp Peacock…)

  7. Jennifer says:

    Skunkling! Love it!

  8. jason says:

    Thanks for the love everyone. Really honored to be among such great designs!

  9. Lila says:


    After seeing that my work was in the contest, I’m thinking about turning my entry into a working font. Being a designer who is currently back in school studying type design, I’ve come to discover that turning hand-drawn type into a working font takes awhile to do correctly.

    In the meantime, I do offer custom lettering services to those who would like to use my lettering in their work or in a job. is where you can see examples of my hand lettering, and my portfolio is at

    I will also speak on behalf of all the other contestants that they would probably love the custom lettering work as well, so don’t be afraid to get in contact with any of us!

  10. Lauren says:

    Thanks, Lila!
    You did Copperprint, yes? That’s one of my favorites! It looks so airy.

  11. Sommer says:

    Thanks for the support folks! what a great experience/opportunity!

  12. erik says:

    skunkling is a winner!

  13. Linda says:

    I vote for skunkling!

  14. Kerry says:

    Peacock is the most lovely font I have ever seen. And HAND DRAWN… So beautiful. Well done Sommer!

  15. French Press is totally clever… Skunkling adorable…but Peacock gets my vote – love it!!

  16. Jason Jones – Skunkling!!!!

  17. Ruth Aine says:

    i vote for skunkling!

  18. margarita garcia de vargas says:


  19. A. Miranda says:

    My vote is for Bachata

  20. Janet Kunhardt says:

    Ian Victor: Bachata

  21. lisa says:

    i was only able to get to my computer to vote for the first round. had i voted yesterday i would chose the peacock and made it a tie. all of these fonts are so creative though. i love design*sponge for being so awesome!

    1. grace says:


      i’m sorry to hear about any voting issues we had. we’re definitely going to use a different polling program next time, but i made a note about emailing me to log votes manually so everyone could get their vote in. sorry it you missed it- i would have been happy to log your vote for you :)


  22. Katy says:

    How can we get the fonts here?

    I love Sommer Sheffield’s Peacock (and would love to use it for my wedding!).

    1. grace says:


      if any of these fonts are made available for sale i’ll update this :)


  23. Sommer says:

    my Peacock font nor any of my illustration work is up on a public site at the moment. but please feel free to contact me via my fine art website :)


  24. Cara says:

    Rosie Moss “Yarn and Glue”


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