The winner of the All Greek Ambigram Challenge is…Feb 17th, 2012 | By Nikita | Category: A.C.A.C., Feature
The All Greek Ambigram Challenge has concluded, and the winner has been selected! The sponsor has taken the time to give some very detailed feedback about each ambigram they’ve selected. Take a look at the winning ambigram, as well as the other four to round off the top five, and the honorable mention as well. [NOTE: All designs are copyrighted by the respective artists. We have permission to post them here, but you must get permission from the artist for any other use of their design, or to post them elsewhere.]
A word from the Ambigram Challenge Sponsor:
To begin with, the company was incredibly pleased and impressed with all the submissions. One need only to look through the posted comments to realize that there was no runaway favorite, and that any type of judging is really a subjective matter. That’s great, because different art affects people differently. On the other hand, with all the great entries, it made our job that much more difficult. Without question there were easily a handful of designs not mentioned below that could have made it to the top spots had someone else been responsible for picking the winners. We sincerely thank everyone for their participation.
The Winner – Robert Maitland
From our perspective, this entry stood out for the legibility factor, coupled with the use of the byzantine inspired style. When placed side by side next to the font examples presented in the challenge notes, it’s uncanny how the characters of this design seem to fit right in. It’s a solid representation of the the type of result that we were hoping for. It’s simple, it’s clean, and we love it.
2nd Place – Michael Irving
This entry gets major points for going the extra step to incorporate the design on a can of soda. It was easy to visualize this in a cooler of a store, and accomplishes a key goal of product design, which is to draw the consumer into the product.
3rd Place – Johan Skylling
4th Place - Vasileios Stergioudis
In terms of the Byzantine factor, this design is all in. For some, byzantine typography conjures a certain emotion which is full of awe and humility, and this entry embraces that pursuit.
5th Place – Cleber Faria
Great use of color, great design stylistically. We found this design to be slick, polished, and professional. Very easy to imagine on a finished product.