Ambigram Design for Beginners
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Ambigram Design for Beginners

A 45-minute tutorial to help you design your own ambigrams
4.3 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,647 students enrolled
Created by Saransh Kejriwal
Last updated 3/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will have an insight on how to make their own ambigrams to explore this art form by themselves.
  • Students will have the groundwork needed to design ambigrams in their regional languages
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Requirements
  • This course does not require specialized knowledge in any field
Description

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:

  1. Single word ambigrams- which look like the same word when rotated.
  2. Multi-word ambigrams- which look like a different word when rotated.
  3. Multi-lingual ambigrams- which look like a word in a different language when rotated.
  4. Single orientation ambigrams- which do not need to be rotated.
Who is the target audience?
  • The audience to this course can belong to any age group.
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Ambigram design tutorial - lectures
7 Lectures 44:32

An introduction to the instructor, ambigrams and their types

Lecture 1: Introduction
05:09

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

Lecture 2: Your first ambigram
09:54

Lecture 3: Point of symmetry
10:31

In this video, we explore how to make an ambigram for a pair of words

Lecture 4: Multi-word ambigrams
09:21

In this video, we'll cover multi-word ambigrams, such that the words are from different languages

Lecture 5: Multi-lingual ambigrams
05:03

So far we've seen multi-word ambigrams where rotation reveals a new word. But is rotation really necessary ?

Lecture 6: Single orientation ambigrams
02:49

This final video will summarize the topics covered and bring the tutorial to a close

Lecture 7: Summary and Closing
01:45
About the Instructor
Saransh Kejriwal
4.3 Average rating
23 Reviews
1,647 Students
1 Course
Software Developer; Self-taught ambigram designer

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