The Ambigrammy Challenge winner is…Jul 18th, 2011 | By Nikita | Category: Ambigrammy, Feature, News
After considerable analysis, discussion and downright argumentation, Ambigram.com is proud to announce that we have finally selected the Ambigrammy Award Challenge winner.
Congratulations to Sharath Kumar!!
Sharath Kumar, who is a frequent contributor and critic of the various work at Ambigram.com (including his own) has been declared the winner of the Ambigrammy Ambigram Challenge. The Ambigrammy award image challenge was a difficult one for several reasons:
- A very specific word with challenging letter combinations, which made lettering consistency problematic in certain areas.
- Room for predictability within the potential solutions: there are only so many ways you can create a certain letter combination flip.
- The aesthetic aspect of the design, which needed to be representative of an award and have a more upscale Hollywood-esque aura about it.
Although the decision was made difficult by the excellent submissions that made it to the final round, this particular design is the one we have decided to move forward with as the Ambigrammy Award for several reasons.
Sharath tackled this challenge with aplomb and confidence which has developed throughout his neverending contributions and ambigram explorations. He took this challenge on and made this submission truly his own. His design is creative and imaginative, and includes just enough embellishments to make the design both beautiful & legible.
The fact that the design is an ambigram, and yet appears similar to the human statue Oscar award brings the design together perfectly. It also leaves open the possibility that as ambigrams becomes more well known in the world, and as the Ambigrammy Award gains in importance in the years to come that an actual physical statue is a possibility. Although, with the price of Gold as high as it is, we may need to consider creating the physical statues out of bronze. Or, making them only 2 inches high.
All the ingredients within Sharath’s design have been measured out carefully, thought through to perfection and in the end came together in a fantastic design that is worthy of recognition by the ambigram community. We are as proud to have Sharath’s image as an icon for the Ambigrammy Award as any ambigram artist should be in receiving it as recognition of excellence in the ambigram field.
A quick note about the Ambigrammy winners
We are still waiting for some final feedback from the judges on the actual Ambigrammy award finalists. We should be posting the article within the next week or so. The judges are well known, have a rather high standing within the design community and are incredibly busy. The staff at Ambigram.com are very thankful to them for taking the time to judge the Ambigrammy Challenge and to provide us with their insight and feedback.