Angels and Demons BrandsMay 16th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Ambigram Gallery
The four Angels and Demons brands are shown only briefly in the movie adaptation of Dan Brown’s book. In case you wanted to see them in a little more detail, here are the four ambigrams branded onto the chests of the Preferiti
The first brand was found on the cardinal buried underground. It reads “Earth” no matter which was it is turned. All of the ambigrams in “Angels and Demons” were drawn by artist John Langdon and are reproduced here with permission.
The “Fire” ambigram was on the cardinal being burned alive in one of the most gruesome parts of the story.
The last brand was on the chest of Cardinal Baggio, who was attempted to be drowned in the Fountain of the Four Rivers. In the book, Cardinal Baggio dies, but in the movie he is saved by Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), later to be named Pope.
Although not used a brand, the other ambigram design presented in the movie is the fax that launches Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) on his quest.
The “Angels and Demons” book also presented the “Illumanati Diamond” as the final brand that the Camerlingo uses upon himself. The movie replaces this final brand with a crossed keys symbol (not presented here), presumably because the Illuminati Diamond would have been too complex to digest in a 3 second close-up during the movie.
There you have it. The four Angels and Demons brands used in the movie, in a little more detail to give you a good look.