Mythical Creatures winner!!

The winner of the competition this month is Jennifer Lynch for her design below:

Jennifer Lynch Kraken_black_gradient
Jennifer Lynch – Kraken

This looks so good – usually I find such heavy illustration distracting but in this case they make the design work even better, like how the R is completed with a tentacle. I’m not usually a fan of this K/K solution but I think the fact there are tentacles everywhere make the extra lines in the letter less noticeable. And I love the colours! I think the gradient in the tentacles helps them to be less distracting in the places where they would be too busy, and the blue in the eyes is like the perfect final touch. It looks like it could be a cover illustration for a book. Congratulations Jennifer!

And now for the honourable mentions:

diego colombo Lycanthrope
Diego Colombo – Lycanthrope

Very classic design.

eytan wronker cyclops
Eytan Wronker – Cyclops

Perfect! The symmetrical illustration in the middle really ties everything together – I love it!

eytan wronker Harryhausen ambigram
Eytan Wronker – Harryhausen

I’m not sure Harryhausen counts as a mythical creature, but with all the illustrations it fits the theme perfectly.


Otto Kronstedt centaur
Otto Kronstedt – Centaur

Really great simple lettering!

Otto Kronstedt electra
Otto Kronstedt – Electra

I think it’s pretty hard to do reflective ambigrams with a gothic style, just because how the line variation depends on the angles of the lines, which change when reflected. But somehow this one works very well!

Otto Kronstedt Minotaur
Otto Kronstedt – Minotaur

An ambigram so good I would not be surprised if you did not realise it was an ambigram upon first glance!

Otto Kronstedt morpheus
Otto Kronstedt – Morpheus


patrick Hjelm mjölnir thunder tor
patrick Hjelm – Mjölnir Thunder Tor

I love the style in the Thunder design.

thony - banshee
Thony – Banshee

I really love the lettering style in this one, I can tell a lot of work was put in to get this just right.

thony - griffin
Thony – Griffin
thony garuda
Thony – Garuda


dave williams cyclops
Dave Williams – Cyclops

Really lovely style here! The C/O and Y/P solutions are so bold that they work perfectly.


dave williams Gorgon
Dave Williams – Gorgon


dhaval pixie
Dhaval Shah – Pixie

A perfectly simple design – can’t really go wrong with a word like this!

dhaval witch wizard
Dhaval Shah – Witch vs Wizard

Very nice ambigram! I would only say that the D has an unnecessary stroke in there, which can be fixed easily:

kai wizard

michael irving Baba Yaga
Michael Irving – Baba Yaga


michael irving Frankenstein
Michael Irving – Frankenstein


michael irving Grim Reaper
Michael Irving – Grim Reaper

I do love this design, but I feel it would be better if all the letters were made as thin as the scythe in the first stroke, just to keep it consistent. But it is a great ambigram!

michael irving JackRipper
Michael Irving – Jack the Ripper

The CKT/PP solution is so good! The London smog effect on the letters creates a great atmosphere.

michael irving Jersey Devil
Michael Irving – Jersey Devil
michael irving Loch Ness
Michael Irving – Loch Ness Monster

The imagery here is great!

michael irving Vampire Werewolf
Michael Irving – Vampire/Werewolf


michael irving Witch
Michael Irving – Witch


michael irving Wolfman
Michael Irving – Wolfman


michael irving zombie
Michael Irving – Zombie



5 thoughts on “Mythical Creatures winner!!

  1. Michael Irving September 9, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Thanks Kai, for hosting these fun competitions.

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  2. dtw42 September 9, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Congratulations to Jennifer. Some great variety here; I do especially like some of Otto’s and Michael’s designs.
    Ha, Michael, that ‘Jack the Ripper’ reminds me of one I quickly did donkey’s years ago when Nagfa challenged their their readers to come up with something for that name. Long since lost the link, sadly.


  3. Imriaylde October 5, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    This was a great contest! I can’t wait to see the next one!


  4. Jennifer Lynch October 16, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    I love these competitions! I can’t wait for the next one…thanks Kai!


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