Design Secrets

FlipScript Ambigram Tattoos Available

Aug 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Design Secrets

FlipScript is now offering ambigram tattoos from the ambigram generator in two different font styles, created by artists.

“Symmetry, Art & Illusion” with Scott Kim

Mar 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Design Secrets

In April 2011, Scott Kim gave a presentation in New York CIty. He took on a dazzling array of topics in this journey into the mathematical patterns behind art, drawing, music, dance and animation.

Ambigrams in the real world: FLIP NY

Jul 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Design Secrets

A well-designed ambigram is difficult to find, especially in the corporate/business world. FLIP NY, a New York clothing company, breaks that stereotype.

Ambigram Identity Online: Ektopia

Jul 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Design Secrets

Ambigram identities online are just as rare as real-world ambigram identities. Today, we examine one of those rarities from the Ektopia blog.

Quick and Dirty Ambigram Design

Jun 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Design Secrets

In this week’s “Design Secrets” column, Robert Maitland takes us through his “Quick and Dirty” method of ambigram design.

Ambigram analysis: John Mayer

Jun 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Design Secrets

Where does the inspiration for an ambigram come from? What goes through the mind of an ambigram artist after he decides to tackle a particular word or phrase? Let’s take a look inside…

The Natural Ambigram Hunt

Jun 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Design Secrets

This week, Nikita shares the secret of how he is able to quickly create the world’s best (and most legible) ambigrams: he cheats.

An Ambigram Case Study: Faust by Goethe

Jun 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Design Secrets

If you have ever looked at the 1956 Russian book version of the German legend “Faust” by Goethe and wondered if you could make an ambigram from the Blackletter Cyrillic title, well, here’s your long-awaited answer.

Keeping a 1-to-1 character ratio; why or why not?

May 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Design Secrets

When creating your own ambigrams, the letters don’t always cooperate. In this article, Nikita explores when to combine letters…and when to leave them alone.

The Perfect Book for Ambigram Designers

May 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Design Secrets

There are books with ambigrams, and books about ambigrams, but how do you learn how to create your own? Nikita shares a gem he discovered.