Saturday, July 14, 2007

nagfa's ambigram challenge (NAC) July 2007

Salam and hi to all! How are you all? Hope everyone is feeling fine in spite of the quirky weather.
As promised, the mid-month instalment of July'07 NAC. As we - Naguib and Fadilah - would be sucked into a black hole of busy-ness in these coming few weeks (our wedding, the planning and renovations of our new home, and convocation coming up..), we have decided to post a slightly different format for this month's NAC...
Instead of the usual theme or word/phrase, we feel that a little creativity - and freedom - would be fun for all participants and visitors alike. So, we propose to introduce an experimental exercise in ambigram designing - 'surrealistic word couplings' or 'absurd ambigrams' (see example below). There are a few steps to take note of:

example: butterfly-hunting

1) Find a random word.

(Could be the first word you see in the morning headlines, a random dictionary search or even the first word you hear from a person on the streets. The word 'butterfly' was inspired by Fa.)
2) Write the word down.
3) Rotate the word around.
4) Try to 'see' possible words that may 'appear' or 'present itself'.
5) Construct the 'ambigrammatic formulae' (first draft).
6) Design the final draft.
...and, hey presto, you either get a 'surrealistic word coupling' or an 'absurd ambigram'!
Please submit designs to:
hopefully before 24nd of August (for allowance for us to compile them before September). 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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Blogger AnuaR said...

i like this NAC,
this ambigrams are going to be easier do make, but the readibility is gonna be excellent (i think)


10:28 AM  
Blogger Oloman said...

I'll try to get time to this. It seems funny.

12:14 AM  
Blogger zoenzim said...

Thanks fer viewing my page
Amazing how the word jakun caught ur attention maybe u can design a simple ambigram for that word.

Cool betul ur website ! I have no idea how to create ambigrams..

respect !

11:36 AM  
Blogger Creating Galaxies said...

butterfly hunting, i love it. Thanks for checking out my page, I visit yours often

11:55 PM  

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