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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 😉