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SIGNIFICANCE – Rotational Ambigram

October 24, 2009 Leave a comment


Just a word I got stuck on while looking for phrases. I was looking for a bit of a challenge, something longer than I usually did. This obliged.

I’m not fully happy with it. There’s a bit of trouble shaping the curve of the ‘g’. If i bring it closer to the head, it’ll mess with the perception of the ‘n’, making it look too much like an ‘h’.

Critical comments would be appreciated.


ME♥YOU – Rotational Ambigram

October 14, 2009 Leave a comment
Original version
Extra-Curved ‘O’
I’m hesitant to begin vectorising this one until I get a few opinions on which version is more readable. And yes…’YOU♥ME’ is a bit egoistic, but let’s try and be optimistic here:)
Share the love…and tell me which one is better.

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HEY – Rotational ambigram

October 13, 2009 1 comment
^Original Drawing^

^Vectorised Version^

Someone asked me whether I could do a continuous ambigram, in a moderately cursive style. I obliged, but I admit I was lazy. I am still less than proficient at vectorising thin shapes (I content myself using the ‘ready-made’ shapes available), so I left this as is, a rough, scanned image.

EDIT: I vectorised it…

AASHINI – Rotational Ambigram

October 13, 2009 1 comment

I tried another method of the ‘s-h’ combination from here. I didn’t think the other version would fit in with the font. This took me but 20 minutes, I just used shapes form older designs and combined them.

As for the big flowing lines surrounding the word, tell me if it screws up the aesthetics of the overall piece…

Following up on John Langdon’s comment (which surprisingly coincided exactly with what I didn’t like about this piece.)

I removed those irritating flowing lines from around the piece. Adding elements like that, to me, seems the visual equivalent of forcing the rhyme in a poem. I hate people who force their poems to rhyme…
I also lengthened the ‘H & S’. I initially ad trouble deciding what aspect of the ‘h’ to lengthen, the stem, or the ‘curve’. If I made the stem too long it messed with the viewers perception of the ‘s’, so I went with the latter. Although, now the ‘h’ is floating a couple of centimetres above the other letters… but we have to compromise 🙂

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ZEHRA/SHARIF – Rotational Ambigram Final

October 11, 2009 Leave a comment

All the ‘R’ needed was a curve. A tiny…minute little curve, and suddenly the whole damn word is readable…

Just goes to show … we are truly blind. I managed to figure out the necessity of the curve by writing out the letter 50 times, in various handwritings, then analysing them. Glad to say my knowledge of letter structures, gradually expanding, has just been temporarily sated.

Of course, being me, I still cannot stand the capital ‘A’ in Sharif, but then, I think I’ll rest the project for a while.
Oh, and i did end up breaking the continuous line through the piece. It was just messing with the ‘E’ a bit too much.
Below is my first attempt at ‘decorating’ an ambigram with these things called…colours.
I think it looks pretty pants, but it’s a ‘landmark occasion’, hopefully I’ll get better.

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SAMEH – Rotational Ambigram

September 24, 2009 1 comment

This was my aspiration from the start… to make my name.
However, after I sat down with my trusty PC, now feel like short-circuiting it, as this vectorisation looks nothing like my drawing.
Still, though my motivation is lost ;), I think I can improve it later. Maybe I’ll have a better idea for the ‘S-H’ combination.