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:
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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