Have you ever seen a word and scan the constant word upside not working? This is one affect of an ambigram. An ambigram (from Latin: ambi in cooperation + gram = letter) is a word or words with the intention of can be scan in extra than one direction, where the word reads the constant when upside not working or curve finished to affect an completely new word. The term “ambigram” was initially used to mean “ambiguous anagram” by Judith E. Bagai, a former editor of The Mystery, the official organ of The National Puzzlers’ League.
There are loads of types of ambigrams such as revolving ambigrams, reflective types, 3-dimensional, etc. but the most vital and standard ones are the flipscript or revolving ambigram in which word or words when flipped in cooperation horizontal or vertical way, soothe spells the constant word as before. Now, ambigrams are used in visual design, commercial logos, tome covers, tattoo artworks and music albums. These typographical artworks are used by visual designers since of their symmetry and the optical illusions it present. Ambigrams became much extra standard when it was prominently featured in Dan Brown‘s bestselling novel, Angels & Demons. With patience and creativeness, you can curve any word into an ambigram.
Below are my collection of 40 really cool and creatively designed ambigrams. Without additional ado, let start twisting our neck and try to view them in upside not working
“Illuminati” Edited from the first translation by John Langdon.
“Lawrence” Bent by revcruz for The 50 Ambigram Project.
“City of Brotherly Kindness” Bent by John Langdon.
“Air” Robert Langdons ambigram Air, from the tome Angels and Deamons
“Reverse engineering” By Scott Kim
“A kindness of kindness” Bent by Johan Skylling.
“Peta” Rotationally symmetrical ambigram of Peta’s first name.
“Ektopia” Papper & Penna’s Ekoptia Revolving Ambigram
“Chopin” Bent by Daniel Dostal