An ambigram of a word is legible even when it is read from a different orientation, either when rotated upside down or when viewed in a mirror.
Popular examples of ambigrams are seen in the novel "Angels & Demons" by Dan Brown, notably the ambigram of the "Illuminati" cult and those of the 4 elements - 'Earth', 'Air', 'Fire' and 'Water'.
The Latin script wasn't designed to be legible when read upside-down, which makes the idea of designing an ambigram of a word seem really difficult...at first.
This 45-minute course shares a technique to make rotational ambigrams; which are legible even when read upside down. It will cover the following forms of rotational ambigrams:
An introduction to the instructor, ambigrams and their types
In this tutorial, we'll understand the "line technique" and learn how to make a simple ambigram by using the same.
We'll design ambigrams of the words 'magic' and 'peace'.
The "Line chart" that we referred to in this video, is available for reference
In this video, we explore how to make an ambigram for a pair of words
In this video, we'll cover multi-word ambigrams, such that the words are from different languages
So far we've seen multi-word ambigrams where rotation reveals a new word. But is rotation really necessary ?
This final video will summarize the topics covered and bring the tutorial to a close
I currently work as a Software Developer, but I'm keen to explore new forms of arts in my spare time.
I discovered how to make ambigrams 8 years ago through pure trial and error.
Since then, I've explored different forms of ambigram design, including multi-lingual ambigrams and ambigrams in other languages. Today, I'm one of the best self-taught ambigram designers globally.
Though I've pursued this art form, purely as a hobby, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with my peers, and learn from them in the process