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It’s been quite some time since I took part in an ACAC ( ambigram challenge), but this time I was tempted again. It was quite an elaborate challenge with seven different categories (read all about it here) and I submitted three different designs for three different categories – and they all won!

So here are the ambigrams:

Number 1: “Dan Chan”, rotational ambigram

This one was quite easy because I could build upon an older design of mine, but I like it very much for its readability.

Number 2: “Amazing Grace”, rotational ambigram

It took some time until I came up with the “z/G” solution, but after that it all came naturally. I’m very happy for the consistent style, especially the lower case “a”s.

Number 3: “Bian Lian”, rotational ambigram

My favorite. “Bian Lian” is the ancient chinese art of quick face/mask changing and I wanted to incorporate that into the design. I made a color version first, but the black and white version is much better from a graphical point of view.
Well, except for the ears…

Sorry, late blogging again!
The results for the last 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 😉

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” – Murphy’s Law

I created this ambigram for the last ACAC (“Brands, brands and more brands”). I did not put too much effort in it because I didn’t have a lot of time, but I like how the finished design looks. I did the design on friday, wanted to do tweaks and corrections on saturday and submit it on sunday…but guess what? My laptop’s graphic board crashed saturday morning. So much for Murphy. And because the deadline was on sunday, I will not take part in the ACAC. Again. Crap. (Curse you, NVIDIA!!!)

So better luck next time…

I created this ambigram for the “Movies and TV” ACAC, but did not submit it. It’s far from being legible and it needed too much photoshop work to be readable at all. Well, I do like the overall look, because I think I pretty close to the original design. Still, too hard to read, especially the “Tony Stark” portion…

Well, and that’s it. That’s all I managed to finish in three months… but I hope that I will start amigramming again soon! Stay tuned

I’ve been not participating in the last few ACACs ( ambigram contest) for various reasons, lack of time beeing the most important one. But that had to change! The theme for the current ACAC is “Where in the world” and this is my contribution:

I wanted the typo to have a touch of “american sports team” and the colours match the sunny atmosphere of california.
The “S/co” inversion was the trickiest part of the ambigram and I had a lot of problems with it, but a little time and a stack of wasted paper later I was happy with the result of my scribbling…