Today I am THRILLED to post the first 10 of our top 30 finalists for the Design Your Own Alphabet contest! I can’t even begin to describe how blown away I was by everyone’s entries. You guys went above and beyond to create amazing alphabets and I am so excited to share the finalists here today. Here’s how the voting will work.
Today I will open voting for the Finalists (Part 1) and it will stay open for one full day, Monday, November 15th, 1pm EST through Tuesday, November 16th, 1pm EST. Voting will close right as the second group of finalists go up tomorrow. Each group of finalists will have one day fast and furious voting and then, on Thursday at 1pm we’ll announce the Top 3 finalists from the week’s voting and you’ll get to vote one last time to choose their order (1st, 2nd and 3rd). Friday we’ll announce the order of the winners and they’ll receive their prizes: $500 from and $250 each from Design*Sponge for the 2nd and 3rd places.
I’ve previewed the first group of 10 below but you can find more information about each artist and see more of their alphabet designs below, after the jump. When you’ve picked a winner just vote in the poll below! Everyone can vote once so please choose your vote wisely. Congrats to everyone in the first group of finalists! xo, grace
*UPDATE: THERE WAS A TIE IN TODAY’S VOTE SO WE’LL BE DOING A TIE-BREAKER VOTE TOMORROW AT 9AM*
CLICK HERE to view the full Finalists, Part One lineup after the jump!
Image above: “Sweatpants” by Michéle Brummer-Everett (The little people’s sweat stains form the letters!)
Image above: “Moss” by Ooli
Image above: “Kern Over” by Daniel Wintle (In typography, “Kerning” is the process of adjusting white spacing in a proportional font)
Image above: “Paper” by Jason Carter
Image above: “All Tied Up” by Lindsey Moskowitz
Image above: “Chesthair Grooming” by Matthew Gaustad
Image above: “Loose Knit” by Mireille Dallaire
Image above: “Black Toast” by Ben Parsons
Image above: “Walk Around Naked” by Mark Addison Smith
Image above: “Dog Eared” by Andy Babb