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I'm designing an ambigram and it's working well, the first three letters of the first word rotate to read like the last three letters of the second word.
Now my only challenge is to make the letter L and & rotate to read like an S and O
so L& needs to rotate to So
any ideas how? can be ornate or gothic or whatever to make it work.
in case anyone doesn't know what an ambigram is:
that is a cool assignment!
if you give us more info on the word you're rotating, or at least the surrounding letters, it would prob. help.
can we see it?
oh nevermind. i understand now
haven't got time to scan my sketches now, maybe tomorrow. It's frustrating because most of the words are working really well now.
The S will rotate easily into an ampersand type shape but it's really making an L look like an O which is stumping me.
going to keep on trying though
What did you end up doing with this, Baskerville?
My room mate actually does work with John Langdon. He would be able to help you out but he's off doing the Burning Man thing. Good lick with this.
In case anyone is interested, I've finished it now. Spent ages sketching letterforms on my tube journeys to work this week. Eventually drew it all up over the last couple of days. Ran out of time because it's for my cousin's wedding which is this weekend.
The couple are named Paul & Sonya, so the ambigram reads Paul & Sonya both ways up.
I would liked to have spent more time on it, the S/& issue still needed to be resolved better and I would have liked to have added some calligraphic embellishments like the angels and demons one above, but to be honest I think they'll be pleased with it whatever. I've printed is on heavy watercolour paper and mounted and framed it, looks good.
Thanks for the cursive idea bigtrick, it ended up influencing the look of the whole piece.
This is the second ambigram I've ever done, they're really fun, almost like a typographic jigsaw puzzle.
That looks fantastic! I'm glad it turned out so well.
Nice one.. I think I would increase the size of the ampersand/s
Paul & Sonya?
You love this things Baskerville... didn't you do another one a while back.
Readability is always an issue with these things good work none the less
looks good baskerville, overcritical of me but at first read I saw Paul s & Onya
POst the invites when you've dun'em!!