A year-long letter smack down finally comes to a close with the letter Z results just in. Apparently it was so much fun, they are calling for a submission of built-from-scratch, custom designed numbers beginning with no. 1 to be submitted by February 27th. You can see all the past letters from Z to A over at LetterCult. See many of last year's letter submissions at Nate's Letter Playground and on Flickr Alphabattle 2.0. Below are some of my favorite letters from this last year's battle designed by Ryan Frease, a senior designer at Alphabet Arm Design in Boston. Very fine custom work. He's available for independent freelance projects as well.