The results of the 4 Hour Font Battle

font-winner

A few days ago, I proposed the 4 Hour Font Battle. Each contestant was allowed to create up to 2 fonts in that time frame, but we all had to use www.YourFonts.com to generate the final ttf files. The purpose of the challenge was to try to get more of my friends to try creating their own fonts. I’ve been preaching the ease of online font generators for years, and now these artists are into it to.

After receiving all of the font files, I sent a pdf to my friends (and fellow illustrators) Jon Adams and Jory John for voting. Both judges selected “little_brother.ttf” as their favorite. Congratulations Mike, you win the newest issue of the McSweeny’s quarterly, courtesy of 826 Valencia.

We are now making all of these fonts available for free, but I still recommend that everyone try and make their own too. Download all of the 4hr Font Battle files here.

ComicSerif
ComicSerif by Star St. Germain

ekimtiki
ekimtiki by Mike Hales

WTFont
WTFont by Doctor Popular

little_brother
little_brother by Mike Hales

Zaxbax
Zaxbax by Doctor Popular

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6 responses to “The results of the 4 Hour Font Battle

  1. Brian Avatar

    Nice work folks.

    How was using the free font website?

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  3. mike Avatar

    Using the site was easy and fun. The user has the ability to test the font before labeling and saving it out. The site feels like it may be free for only a limited time.

  4. Dave Avatar
    Dave

    Not a huge font nerd but I like type none-the-less…

    This was awesome to see the results and things being done in 4 hours!

    I think Ian Beck over at Tagamac and Johno over at I love typography should get in on this too… a battle of the fonts so to speak 🙂

  5. Dave Avatar
    Dave

    Not a huge font nerd but I like type none-the-less…

    This was awesome to see the results and things being done in 4 hours!

    I think Ian Beck over at Tagamac and Johno over at I love typography should get in on this too… a battle of the fonts so to speak 🙂

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