An ambigram is a word that describes a way of writing a word or phrase that can be read in multiple ways. For example, it could be symmetric. Or it could be read as different words depending on how you interpret it. In general, an ambigram plays with the written form to create surprising results.

This ambigram came from doodling around with my nickname. I like its Art Deco feel, and the integration of the logo into the design.



I did a few variants of a friend's name, too. The first has right-left symmetry, and the other has rotational symmetry.




Mardi W

You can find more ambigrams in Scott Kim's book Inversions, Douglas R. Hofstadter's Metamagical Themas, and Word.Net's

Last updated 25 May 2002
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