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16th November 2003, 02:43 PM
Ambigram n., - a word or words that can be read in more than one way or from more than a single vantage point, such as both right side up and upside down. (from Latin: ambi=both + gram=letter) (from www.ambigram.com)
These are something I've played with off and on for a few years now. Some of the the ones I've seen are much better than my own little amateur attempts (see Ambigrams by Kevin Pearce (http://cerulean.st/ambigram/index.html)) but for my own petty gratification, here are some names I've done;
My wife, Theresa
16th November 2003, 02:47 PM
My eldest daughter, Kendra. The E->R was a little bit of a stretch
16th November 2003, 02:48 PM
My youngest daughter, Tebryn I think this one worked out better than any I've attempted yet
16th November 2003, 02:50 PM
I've just realized all the ones I have are female names...hehe go figure? My friend, Rosie
16th November 2003, 02:51 PM
My friend, Cyn
16th November 2003, 02:53 PM
My friend, Belinda
16th November 2003, 02:55 PM
and finally, my Mother-in-law, MaryAnn. This one sorta makes your brain hurt trying to figure out all those slashes
16th November 2003, 04:47 PM
Scott Kim's gallery: (http://www.scottkim.com/inversions/index.html#gallery) Some of the best.
16th November 2003, 08:13 PM
It may have been Kim that first introduced me to them, from an Omni magazine many years back. His style is incredible, mirrors both way, different words forward and backwards, no two alike.
17th November 2003, 12:19 AM
There are some really good ambigrams in "Illuminati" by Dan Brown.
However, WanderingKnight, your ambigrams are at least as good.
19th November 2003, 01:17 AM
Yours are excellent,Sir Knight.
The protagonist in Dan Brown's Angels and Demons
has the same surname as the artist who did the ambigrams
for the book.Tribute?Coincidence?or Illuminatti conspiracy......
28th June 2005, 07:12 PM
Sorry to revive an old thread, but it makes for good context for this offering, an ambigram of JREF (http://www.01101001.com/images/jref.gif) :
I know Randi has been done by better, as I recall, a Scott Kim (http://www.scottkim.com/inversions/) effort in his book Inversions, JRANDI done with a single glyph rotated to make each letter. I wish I could point you to it, but I don't see it on the web.
If you're an ambigram fan, I'll point you to my collection. (http://www.01101001.com/ambigrams) Find there ambigrams of many given names, some woo-woo stuff, like Atlantis, Art Bell, UFO, for fun, and some science greats, like Newton, Einstein, Planck, Galileo, Kepler, Hawking, out of respect.
30th June 2005, 06:18 AM
These ambigrams are pretty cool, even if some of them are pretty much indecipherable unless you're told what to expect. My usual online name turns out to be quite easy to ambigramify:
2nd July 2005, 06:54 AM
My girlfriend's name, Lisa
(yes, I know, my first post was my wife's name but things in my personal life have rather changed since then)
25th August 2005, 12:33 PM
I just did an ambigram that is relevant to The Amazing.
Magic (http://www.01101001.com/images/magic.gif) :
28th August 2005, 02:07 PM
I have no way to post graphics, but I can say that I have produced a pretty good invertible "Randi." (Kittynh, among others, has seen it.)
I have also produced a design that says:
"Randi loves skepchicks"
and when inverted says
"Skepchicks adore Randi."
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