I have had a few chances of having my ambigrams in the real world, and these two are a couple of “couldabeens”.
The logo is supposed to represent a record (music) label with “biker-theme” elements as the label is an “offspring” of a biker-themed watering hole here in Manila of the same name.
But as fate would have it, the guys chose a different design. Ugh (probably not into ambigrams). But that is not the troublesome part.
They were pretty much decided on the “look” of the logo, so no biggie. The ambigrams were just add-on bonus designs, if you will. You know, just in case.
The vector file I created the logos with, however, is dead. (I had to re-do the selected/approved logo design.) All I have left of these (as of now) are two med-res .jpgs and a couple of good .epses (whew!).
So how did the file die? I think I may have “over-populated” the file before I got the chance to distribute each design to individual files (there were about 8 designs, not counting the varying subtle changes created along the process). I tried looking for the usual backup file but alas! None. These things rarely happen, but they do happen. So chalk another one up for experience…
Nothing left to do but… recreate. Or let it go…
To those who were able to catch the suggestion/comment in Fellow Ambigrammists of our esteemed John Langdon a while back regarding this design’s previous incarnation (see design), well, here you go. Again a big, big thank you again to Mr. Langdon. (Why didn’t I see that before?)
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Before I go for another round next week, here is a final “almost”. The Committee on Public Information’s Freedom of Information Bill hearing in the H.O.Representatives has been adjourned for November 27. It seems to be a downhill course, session break is near. The Senate has passed its version much earlier, so who knows really, the HOR may just be holding out for a grand…. nah, that’s just me seeing the glass half full.
I decided to use clear and simple font styles here. Keeping it “simple” gets the message across faster, much like what a bill like this could do as a law for common people seeking transparent governance.
Be safe, ’til next week.