Saturday, March 24, 2007

a peek at NAC February 2007

concept piece (spinonym): singularity
We have seen many beautiful work involving spinonyms - words with letters made up of similar glyphs or characters. One thing about most of them is that each glyph represents only one letter, and the longest one we've seen (do point us to where a longer one might exist) is Tom Banwell's 'sneeze' (6 glyps:6 letters). We've done a '5senses' one too (7 glyphs:7 letters). But this design - word inspired by the John Langdon-inspired NAC - is an 8 glyphs: 11 letters one.
NAC update:
nagfa has collected the entries and is now having the unenviable task of choosing (only, unfortunately) the best 10 designs to be given to John Langdon for comments. Our criteria would be: concept originality, brilliant letter(s) solutions, overall presentation. We will only post the entries after receiving the widely-anticipated comments from John Langdon, which we hope we are able to fulfil in early April.
Meanwhile, NAC April will be a special - albeit less-prestiged - challenge: one artist with the winning design will be the guest challenger for NAC May!
In the meantime, all the best of health and success to all..
salam (peace),
nagfa: naguib & fadilah

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Blogger Martijn Slegers said...

Hey Naguib and Fadilah!

Thanks for the update!
Your Singularity-solution must be one of the most original ones out there! Absolutely great piece of art!

I wish you two good luck with your "Quest for the best"! Many artists must have submitted their work, so that will probably be very hard :S

Best wishes to all,

Martijn Slegers

11:18 PM  
Blogger Roopak Suri said...

wow...this one's really one helluva piece of art....congratulations!

2:59 AM  
Anonymous Ed Xander said...

very impressive, i've recently put together a spinonym for 'haranguers' which has 10 glyphs for the 10 letters (8 different ones) which can be found here;

Ed Xander

12:14 AM  
Blogger nagfa said...

thank you martijn, roopak and ed xander for the kind words!

to ed xander: seen and acknowledged. Good one!


8:22 PM  
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8:22 PM  
Blogger Tom Banwell said...


I am sponsoring an ambigram competition with a trophy as an award. Could you mention it on your site to help promote it? I would be grateful if you could. Details here
Thanks, Tom

3:24 AM  
Blogger Roopak Suri said...

Can't wait for the Singularity's results and the next installment of NAC

1:49 AM  
Blogger nagfa said...

will do, Tom.

and will do, RoopakSuri


9:17 AM  

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