Wonderland Ambigram by John Langdon

Ambigrams 10 November 2016 0 Comments

Wonderland Ambigram by John Langdon

John Langdon just e-mailed me a new brand new ambigram that he created for a project that he is currently working on.  The ambigram features the word “Wonderland” and reads exactly the same if you flip the image upside down.  I particularly like the way that the W forms the N & D when inverted. […]

Kelly Ripa Ambigram

Ambigrams 25 April 2016 0 Comments

Kelly Ripa Ambigram

Kelly Ripa has been in the news quite a bit lately.  It appears that there is a lot of drama between her and her former Live! With Kelly and Michael co-host Michael Strahan.  In what he called a “career move”, he abruptly quit the show (without telling her, which is why she is angry) and […]

Us by John Langdon

Ambigrams 24 September 2015 0 Comments

Us by John Langdon

John Langdon painted this figure-ground ambigram, which he titled Us, way back in 1996.  What is the first thing that you see when you look at this painting?  Do you see the words Me or You?  It’s impossible to see both at once since the word You occupies the negative space inside the word Me.  […]

Philosophy, Art, & Science

Ambigrams 30 March 2015 0 Comments

Philosophy, Art, & Science

John Langdon designed this ambigram titled Philosphy, Art, & Science in 2009 as a personal project.  When rotated 180 degrees, the text reads exactly the same. Here is the rotated version of this design. To see more of John’s designs, have a look at his True/False ambigram and Love figured/ground design. (via John Langdon)

The Art of Deception

Miscellaneous 7 October 2014 0 Comments

The Art of Deception

Today is the official release date for a new 224-page hardcover volume of optical illusion art titled The Art of Deception:  Illusions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind.  This book, from Brad Honeycutt, features a foreword by John Langdon and an epilogue by Scott Kim.  It is a companion volume to The Art of […]

Question/Answer by John Langdon

Ambigrams 8 September 2014 0 Comments

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)

Shark Attack Ambigram

Ambigrams 31 July 2013 0 Comments

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 […]