Ambigram Design for Beginners

A 45-minute tutorial to help you design your own ambigrams
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (93 ratings)
5,595 students
Ambigram Design for Beginners
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (93 ratings)
5,595 students
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

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 this course is for:

  • The audience to this course can belong to any age group.

Course content

1 section • 7 lectures • 44m total length
  • Lecture 1: Introduction
    05:09
  • Lecture 2: Your first ambigram
    09:54
  • Lecture 3: Point of symmetry
    10:31
  • Lecture 4: Multi-word ambigrams
    09:21
  • Lecture 5: Multi-lingual ambigrams
    05:03
  • Lecture 6: Single orientation ambigrams
    02:49
  • Lecture 7: Summary and Closing
    01:45

Instructor

Software Developer; Self-taught ambigram designer
Saransh Kejriwal
  • 4.0 Instructor Rating
  • 93 Reviews
  • 5,595 Students
  • 1 Course

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