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Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Ambigram

It took me a while to figure out what this type of thing was called. It's an "ambigram" - meaning rotationally symmetrical word. Roy Leban, a software designer in our offices at Startpad does this with his first name as a signature and I thought I'd it a shot.

This is what I got.

3 comments:

  1. Hey, maybe Roy can get your whole office signing things in ambigram!

    ...and then Startpad can then get the phenomenon to spread worldwide!

    Anyway, nice ambigram. Did you do that on a tablet?

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  2. It was done on paper. I wrote my name out, flipped it, then fond a way to tweak it so it looked pretty good. Took a few times to get the upside down 'M' to be an 'r' and a 'k'.

    I then took a picture of it with my Blackberry. Sent it to myself. Modified it in Photoshop to make it an exact ambigram. Sent the paths to Illustrator. Added a 'paper background' that I found on the web.

    I looked at the flipscript.com website when I finally figured out what it was called. Very nice site and fun to use.

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  3. Hi Mark, nicely done!

    A Mark Swardstrom ambigram could be done too:

    M-M
    a-o
    r-r
    k-st
    s-d
    w-ar

    we do some ambigrams too.

    nagfa,
    singapore

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