My Signature Piece

William R. CoughlanIn keeping with the new tone of this weblog, I thought I’d share a piece of artwork I’ve been working on. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s at least at a stage where I thought I could show it off.

I mentioned the ambigram I created for Prometheus Unleashed (which you can see above), but I’ve also been working on one for my name, sort of a calligraphic “signature” (clearly inspired by the brilliant work of artist John Langdon).

So here it is (you can click on the image for a higher-resolution version). Normally, I’d be concerned about people stealing it, but since it doesn’t really have a whole lot of applicability to the world at large, I figured I’d go ahead. (For the record, it is still protected by copyright, as delineated in my Creative Commons license.)

I hope you enjoy it, and if anyone has any suggestions as to how to improve it, I’m more than willing to listen!


At 4:30 PM, Voodoo Child said...

that's a nice ambigram. i design custom ambigrams. check out my site, tell me what you think.

At 4:46 PM, Bill Coughlan said...

Very nice work. I do hope you’re able to make a real go of it.

Strangely, I’ve found a decent chunk of my site traffic has come from people finding that ambigram. I’ve also done a couple for my daughters (though as I try to at least nominally protect their privacy, I won’t post them on-line).

Overall, this piece is probably the one I’m most happy with. I may revisit my site logo at some point — but basically, I just wanted to see if I could do it.

At 2:41 PM, Voodoo Child said...

"I just wanted to see if I could do it."

Best reason to do it. It's mostly why I started making them. Still the reason I continue doing it. Each one presents it's own challenge, especially if the customer is insisting on a certain style...


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