The winner of the competition this month is Jennifer Lynch for her design below:
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:
Very classic design.
Perfect! The symmetrical illustration in the middle really ties everything together – I love it!
I’m not sure Harryhausen counts as a mythical creature, but with all the illustrations it fits the theme perfectly.
Really great simple lettering!
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!
An ambigram so good I would not be surprised if you did not realise it was an ambigram upon first glance!
I love the style in the Thunder design.
I really love the lettering style in this one, I can tell a lot of work was put in to get this just right.
Really lovely style here! The C/O and Y/P solutions are so bold that they work perfectly.
A perfectly simple design – can’t really go wrong with a word like this!
Very nice ambigram! I would only say that the D has an unnecessary stroke in there, which can be fixed easily:
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!
The CKT/PP solution is so good! The London smog effect on the letters creates a great atmosphere.
The imagery here is great!