Ambigrams Revealed is a new book from graphic and ambigram designer Nikita Prokhorov. The book features a series of ambigram case studies that are judged by a panel that includes the author, John Langdon, Scott Kim, and five others. It also features a 40 page “Ambigram Showcase” toward the back of the book that contains [...]
This ambigram, created by John Langdon, features two words with opposite meanings that can be seen by rotating the image 180 degrees.
Some of the best ambigrams deal with words that have some sort of polarity to them. Two perfect examples of this would be the words good/evil and love/hate. These designs are inherently more meaningful than those that would present two words completely unrelated to one another. The example below, created by Michigan State University professor [...]
Some people really love optical illusions. So much so that they are willing to have a deceptive tattoo inked permanently onto their body. I suppose tattoos are not always permanent. They could be removed at some point in the future, but it would come at considerable cost (and pain). Take a look at the following [...]
What word (or words) do you see below?
The left and right side of this ambigram designed by Punya Mishra are mirror images of each other. While the design itself is very simple, it is a remarkable example of a mirror ambigram. When asked about the design, Punya Mishra offered the following: “I like the manner in which the same shape is read [...]
Can you find the liar hiding in this portrait of a man’s face? Many sites do not properly attribute this illusion or leave the source either blank or unknown. This figure was drawn by Paul Agule.