Somebody had to do it, and as every good reader of Rand knows: The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me; so I did it, and I didn't ask permission to do it.
I had no intention of creating a graphic design for Ayn Rand's birthday (2/2/1905), but I managed to do it subconsciously. The idea for this rebus popped into my head a couple nights ago the way lots of my ideas do, while trying to fall asleep. When I was able to create it the following night I was ecstatic with the results. What do you think?
For those who don't know, Ayn is not pronounced 'Anne', like Anne of Green Gables. Rather, Ayn is pronounced with a long i sound, like the eye of the tiger, or like the 'I' when speaking in the first person.
But I couldn't use just the letter i because 'IN' capitalized is an uppercase 'in', and how would anyone know to pronounce it 'Ayn' when it's spelled as 'in'? Duh, silly letters! Thus, I used the human eye to represent the proper pronunciation and it turned out 'brilliant,' to quote a couple comments I have received on the work so far (thanks!).
As far as Rand goes, it's fairly self-explanatory and isn't mispronounced the way her first name is; but for the sake of clarification, Rand's pronunciation rhymes with the word 'band.' Hopefully this will clear the air on how to pronounce Ms. Rand's name for anyone who was unsure.
RANDIAN REBUS DESIGN BY EVE PENMAN
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