Saturday, June 02, 2007

nagfa's ambigram challenge (NAC) June 2007

After the unprecedented success of the May NAC '07 - with record number of solution styles, new participants and entries - we move on to another exciting instalment of June NAC. This month's NAC sees a Guest Challenger, voted as the designer with the best ambigram solution for the April NAC.
Being only the third Guest Challenger (after Jose Fraga and John Langdon), we are anticipating for a really challenging NAC.
This month's Guest Challenger is Alberto Portacio Apicella from Colombia, one of the most prominent and respected ambigramistas from that part of the world. Describing himself in his own words:
I am Alberto Portacio Apicella, a Colombian who was born 47 years ago in the same land of Shakira, in Barranquilla, a city bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and of hot climate that does that its people are happy and extrovert up to the point of being thinking always about its holidays considered as the best of the Country and the declared by UNESCO, Oral and Intangible Patrimony of the Humanity: " The Carnivals ", because of it ... " in Barranquilla it is danced this way ".
I am an Architect specialist in Design and for 20 years I have devoted myself to the university teaching, motivating always my pupils to being creative, being this the reason for which I "stumbled" accidentally over the ambigramas does slightly more than four years and since then I imposed myself the challenge of doing, minimal one diary. Up to the date (May 24) I have fulfilled 2547 ambigrams that I have codified chronological and alphabetically, so it wants to say, that "this" besides a hobby, turned me into a discipline.
I have a beautiful family shaped by my wife Nora Yamile who also is Pre-school Educator and three children: Mauricio, Vanessa and Ángelo. My children are those who first see the ambigrams and do not hesitate to do the corresponding observations when they do not share any of my offers and when they are not doing the critiques to the ambigrams, they study and practise sports: Vanessa, swims and Mauricio and Ángelo play baseball.
This month's theme: Famous Pairs (Couples)
The challenge consists of designing ambigrams of Famous Pairs (Couples) in history; in the arts, music, entertainment, comic, mythology, sports, etc.

Please submit designs to:
hopefully before 24nd of June (for allowance for us to compile them before July). Please also include the chosen word for the design, your name (pseudonym allowed), country of origin, and website/blog (if any). *Designers are allowed to send in more than one design/entry.
Nagfa: Naguib & Fadilah

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