The Princess Bride Ambigram

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The Princess Bride Ambigram

The Blu-Ray+DVD cover of the 20th Anniversary Edition of the movie The Princess Bride features an ambigram.  The romantic comedy adventure movie, originally released in 1987, was directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner and received a rating of “two thumbs up” from Siskel & Ebert.  The text in the middle of the cover reads the […]

Art Ambigram by Scott Kim

Ambigrams 18 December 2014 0 Comments

Art Ambigram by Scott Kim

Scott Kim created this ambigram specifically for the epilogue that he contributed to the book The Art of Deception:  Illusions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind.  When viewed this way, the word ‘art’ can be seen in middle of the image in all lower case letters but the rest of the words are upside […]

Question/Answer by John Langdon

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Question/Answer by John Langdon

What is the first word that you see in this figure/ground painting from John Langdon?  Do you see the question or the answer?  Can you find both? To see a similar painting from John Langdon, revisit his painting titled Love. (via John Langdon)

Scott Kim’s Illusion

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Scott Kim's Illusion

In the early 1980s, ambigram master and puzzle designer Scott Kim created the following image while performing some font experiments.  He made a font in which black and white spaces were equally wide, and then had fun exploring what he could do with it. More examples of Scott Kim’s ambigrams (which he calls inversions) can […]

Joy to the World by Scott Kim

Ambigrams,Animation 24 October 2013 0 Comments

Joy to the World by Scott Kim

Scott Kim created the original ambigram (he also calls them inversions) that is featured in this animation for a family holiday card in 1985.  To create the angular letters, he cut the letter shapes out of construction paper and then traced them into his computer.  The text reads the same whether it is viewed normally […]

Shark Attack Ambigram

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Shark Attack Ambigram

While browsing through Nikita Prokhorov’s recent book Ambigrams Revealed for the third time, one of the featured ambigram designs really stood out to me.  This design by Mark Palmer from Red Chapter Clothing reads exactly the same when rotated 180 degrees.  Palmer notes that, “From start to finish, this Shark Attack ambigram is one of […]

Ambigrams Revealed

Ambigrams 6 May 2013 0 Comments

Ambigrams Revealed Cover

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 […]