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  1. Chris Cashdollar Chris Cashdollar

    It is far from perfect, but I'm happy with my first ambigram project. Every time I step away from the computer, I see things I want to refine. Since I'm my own client on this, I'm sure I will continue to tinker. :)

    almost 4 years ago

  2. Dan Mall Dan Mall

    Very nice, C$!

    A few humble ambigram tips that I learned from John (Langdon):

    * John always strives for readability. You've got a beautiful mark here, but unless you already know what it says, it reads more like an ornament than a word.
    * One thing that will help is the fact that the top half of the forms are what create legibility. If you cover up the bottom half of any word, it's still easy to read, but if you cover the top half, it's almost impossible. Because you've got a lot of flourishes on the top, it hinders the legibility of the word. If you could simplify the complexity on the top and bottom, that might clarify the word.

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    almost 4 years ago

  3. Chris Cashdollar Chris Cashdollar

    Thanks, Dan!

    I'm probably going to revisit some of my other sketches to see what I can dig out and revisit. For this version, I started to force the diamond-shape to the whole mark... and it lead me down the path of the extra intertwining flourishy-bits that begin to hinder readability.

    I'll keep posting my progress...

    almost 4 years ago

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