Type Attack 2 recap

After the success of last year's Type Attack lettering duel, we decided bring it back again this year. We had a tremendous turnout, with a record 20 competitors and over 50 spectators. The rumble was held at Shopify. In case you missed it, Type Attack is a tournment-style lettering contest, where artists are paired against each to drawn one glyph (letter or number) in successively shorter rounds. Other than that, there are no other rules: whoever creates the most interesting character (determined by the crowd vote) advances. Winner takes all!


We were happy to have Beau's Brewery samples their ales all night long.

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Here are all of the glyphs created during the battle:


Here are the fierce competitors who gave it their all:


And (drumroll please) here are the winners:

Team favourite / People's choice: Anna Balares

3rd place: Anthony Trask

2nd place: Bronwyn Cowan

1st place: Mark Serrano


We were also blessed with an outpouring of support from the community in the form of sponsorship and prizes. Above Ground was generous enough to donate all of these supplies for participants to use throughout the night:


And these were the amazing prize packs for the our contestants, including door prizes for everyone who participated:


A huge thank you to the following sponsors for their overwhelming support this year. Please show your love for these local suppliers and stop by their shops.


We look forward to seeing you all at next year's Type Attack!