Hi everybody,

it’s been a while, but I finally found some time to create an ambigram again.

I was asked by Bishop (take a look at his website: www.scarletcarnival.net) to create an ambigram of his two sons’ names “Ian” and “Tristan” for a tattoo. Even though it seemed impossible to me to fit these two names into one glyph, because of the great difference in lengths of the two names, I gave it a try. And it worked out!

Well, I think that sums it up pretty nicely. It’s been over two months since my last post, but my workload just got a little lighter, so let’s hope I can get back to ambigramming soon.

I think I will really try to do a small series of Bond-related ambigrams. Up next:

As you can see, this was a tough one and it’s far from being perfect. The’ u/it’ combination looks awkward, the ‘M’ is hard to read and I’m mixing upper and lower case letters. But I’m pretty exited that I found a solution at all…

James Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Auric Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.
Goldfinger is one of my all-time favorite Bond movies and nice ambigram, too 😉

Hmm, maybe it’s a nice idea to do more Bond-related ambigrams…

Sorry, late blogging again!
The results for the last ambigram.com ambigram challenge were posted on 19th of february, but unfortunately I had no time to post my submission. Until now. So, here it is:

This contest was a sponsored one, the sponsor being award-winning magician, juggler, pick-pocket and bullet catch Dan Chan. There were a variety of words to combine and I chose “Dan Chan / Magic Man”, partly because of the rhythm and rhyme.
The ambigram was not easy to create, but I’m very pleased with the result. I managed to create consistent letters and I think I found a creative way to build the capital ‘M’s.
Unfortunately there was a whole bunch of real high-class ambigrams I had to compete with and I didn’t place. You should really take a look at the results, some of them are mind-blowing! So, once again it’s: ‘Better luck next time!’ for me 😉

And once again, here’s my version of the current ‘Quick Draw’ challenge’s word:

I tried to achieve a clean, art deco (well, not really) style to match the look of movie of the same name.
I’m not really happy that I was forced to use a small ‘r’, but it would have been much more difficult to design a legible ambigram without the centered ‘O’.

Just a quick design I did during lunch break. I tried to add a bit of a “psychedelic” touch…

Today the results of the latest “Quick Draw” challenge were released on ambiram.com. Ryan McCourt an Ed Xander, both seasoned ambigrammists, had a real tough problem to tackle: the phrase “I am Spartacus”. Here’s my take on the problem:

The main problem with this ambigram was the ‘I/S’ inversion. I still think the last ‘S’ is really hard to read. The other problem is that it is difficult to separate the single words. And before I forget it: The ‘c’ is very hard to read. So, as I said, a tough challenge…

Another fast ambigram, this time in classic Blackletter style. As I wrote before, I usually don’t like using Blackletter for several reasons, but this time it fits the theme perfectly.