# Ambigrams & Illustration

1. ## Nikita Prokhorov

Working on some fund-raiser graphics for an ex-coworker and musician who was injured in a car accident. He'll recover, but it's a long road ahead. So a bunch of his friends are putting together a fundraiser for him, and I'm working on some graphics for it. This rough sketch is an idea for a feature graphic to be used on tshirts, flyers, etc...and of course, a variation of an ambigram I've done before. And can you find the hidden surprise in the illustration, aside from the ambigram? ;)

What do you guys think?

Full size version: http://www.elusiveillusion.com/rc_graphic.jpg

2. ## Dave Bailey

I would suggest disconnecting the bottom of the bowl on the R and treating it like the crossbar on the A/D, to clarify the Y's recognizability. The N stands out as too rigid compared to the curviness of the rest of the letters and deco.

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3. ## Nikita Prokhorov

Good point @Dave Bailey...thanks!

4. ## Jeff Jenkins

The proportions of the guitar body are off, but in its symmetry I see a possibility ... the letters could maybe form the body without the tribal decorations. Not sure. Just a thought. What you've got going is pretty rad.

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5. ## Nikita Prokhorov

@Jeff, I agree. The proportions are off...I'm trying to refine the aesthetic, and then I can mold it to the actual guitar.

I thought about the idea of using the letters to make the body as well. Didn't look great in my head...but I can try it.

6. ## Dave Bailey

Regarding the shape, I'd leave the words as they are and make the decoration take the form of the guitar. If you're more interested in it reading immediately as a guitar shape, I would continue in the same style/proportions of deco, but if you want a visual balance, I would suggest making the flourishes max thickness as wide as, or closer to, the thinnest strokes in the lettering. My \$0.02, without knowing what your intentions are. :-) Keep it up!

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8. ## Claire Coullon

Really nice idea with this one, I love that there's a hint of a music note in the ornamentation above the 'N' too. I'm a bit late and don't have much to add in terms of actual useful comments, but Dave mentioned some really good points (especially about the 'N'). Hope the fundraiser planning is going well!

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