nagfa's Ambigram Challenge: An Invitation
About six months ago, we had discussed an idea with Matrixadi and Paxy to initiate our own version of Langdon's 'Grid Project'. The idea was agreed on but never really took off due to time and personal duties...
Fast forward six months... nagfa will be starting an interactive 'challenge' on this blog from August 2006: nagfa's Ambigram Challenge. The 'challenge' is open to ALL ambigram enthusiasts - professionals, experts, or beginners.
How it works:
i) Every month, we will post 1) one *word/phrase and 2) one theme, on this blog.
*The word/phrase will be something which we ourselves would have successfully solved as an ambigram.
ii) Visitors are invited to share their own solutions to the given word, or a design related to the given theme. The solutions or designs could be in a form of any ambigrams (rotational, reflection, etc.) and/or in any language. Please email to us at:
iii) ALL designs received will then be compiled and posted on this blog, together with our own solution for the given word, at the end of the month.
i) From a micro 'ambigram art point of view', we hope that the nagfa's Ambigram Challenge could be a way for all ambigram enthusiasts to share their different styles and solutions on ambigram on one blog, and at the same time learn from each other's unique style and solution. (Maybe, this invitation could produce several other distinctive and inimitable ambigram artists like beloved Alberto Portacio and his 'number plate format' or esteemed Serpiente and his simple calligraphic strokes. Or maybe an artist who had found the extraordinary solutions for near-impossible combos like s-a, c-e or those involving k and x..)
ii) From a macro level, we hope that this invitation could be a way to unite people from different races, languages and cultures through the art of ambigrams..
We, Nag and Fa, hope that our small but ambitious effort could be a start for more beautiful efforts in future..