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weekly wrap up + alphabet contest winners!

by Stephanie

It’s been a fast and furious week of voting but after narrowing down the applicants from 400 to thirty and now thirty to three, we have our winners! Before we dive into placement, I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to enter the contest and everyone who took the time to vote. I know we had some hiccups with the poll software and I appreciate your patience and dedication to registering your votes for your favorite alphabet. Because we had some seriously close calls, I decided to award two small additional prizes to honor their hard work and the tough fight. So, let’s congratulate the winners!

1st Place: Jason Jones’ “Skunkling” (Jason will receive a $500 prize from Veer.com and 150 Veer credits)

2nd Place: Andy Babb‘s “Dog Eared” (Andy will receive a $300 prize from Design*Sponge)

3rd Place: Brian Caroll’s “Icarus”. (Brian will receive a $200 prize from Design*Sponge)

Honorable Mention: Sommer Sheffield’s “Peacock”. (Sommer lost by a narrow one vote so I wanted to applaud her beautiful alphabet and the support behind her with a $100 bonus prize)

Honorable Mention: Ben Parson‘s “Black Toast”. (Ben had a close race with an actual tie-breaker required so I wanted to applaud his creative design and the support behind him with a $100 bonus prize)

Thank you again to all of the talented artists (including a very talented group of students from School Without Walls in D.C.) who entered, and all of you the passionately voted for and supported your favorites. A big thank you to Veer for being our sponsor and donating our first place prize! If you’re looking to experiment with fonts more, you can register at Veer today and they’ll load your account with 10 free Veer Credits (that’s enough to download a font or an image or two for your blog, business or studio). I’m heading off for the day so I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you on Monday! xo, grace

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

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  • Once again, the generosity and fair-mindedness of design*sponge blows a strong fresh breeze into modern culture! Hooray for the honorable mentions!

  • A huge thanks to Grace, design*sponge and too all the winners! This whole week has been soo much fun. Its stuff like this that keeps me creating.

    Thanks again!

  • So happy about the honorable mentiones. The two of them are so innovative and it is well deserved.
    And congrats to the other winners as well. Really great work!

  • Peacock is the most beautiful font I’ve seen in a long time. Great job on the contest — I’m already looking forward to see what comes out of the next one. Are you going to show any of the non-finalists?

    • alinia

      for right now we’re not going to show entries beyond the top 30. originally we were only going to show 10 finalists but i wanted to share more so i opened it up to 20 more. any more than that and i think it gets to be a little too much. i really try to edit down to the best of the best for things like this :)


  • Awesome!

    Icarus, Black Toast and Severed Limbs were my favorites, and I’ve really enjoyed ALL of the entries.

    What a fun contest!

  • What an interesting and exciting contest, and all the winners (and everyone who made the top 30) deserve lots of applause. And thanks to Design*Sponge and Veer. Of course, this was such a piece of cake, I’m sure you’ll want to do it annually! ;)

  • So many great designs! All your recent font activity inspired me to post some Christmas typography on my own blog! Have a great weekend! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • It would be amazing if those who submitted fonts would be willing to upload them to dafont.com. Then the community could use them for projects, etc.

    Thanks Veer for sponsoring this…it was a lot of fun….

  • I voted for Skunkling, Icarus, and Black Toast so I am super pleased with the results! There were so many talented entries though, so much fun to look at!

  • I love the INCARUS font. So creative. If I had that font on a school paper I would spend the whole time doing the mazes in the letters and no time paying attention. haha

  • They are all intriguing but I love the ‘peacock’ font the most!

    The feather flows with the brush stroke and around the corner awaits that fierce eye!

  • Wow beautiful and clever all. . . and what a nice bunch you all are to award those who just about made it as well. You don’t see that type of generous spirit these days much. No wonder everyone love this site so much.

  • I find it striking that for such a female-dominated site 4/5 winners are male. Grace, did less women apply? What’s up?

    • emily

      i’m not sure if you saw my earlier comment but almost half of our finalists were women. sadly they did not get the votes they needed to move forward to the top 3 (although sommer received an honorary mention award). i would have loved to see more women in the final group, but this was a contest about who designed best alphabet and i think we have a great group of winners here, regardless of gender.


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