Animage ambigram is an art form that may be read as one or more words not only from left to right but also from another viewpoint, direction, or orientation.

Ambigrams became more popular as a result of Dan Brown incorporating John Langdon’s designs into the plot of his bestseller, Angels & Demons, Langdon also produced the ambigram that was used for some versions of the book’s cover.

I have only recently discovered that there are a number of ambigram generators and have started using them in class. Pupils love them and it leads to much discussion on how they were created and whether we could create our own from scratch.

We tried all sorts of experiments with different sorts of media and had great fun.

Yes you can create them very easily and they do produce the Wow! Factor from students and adults.

 

My name works brilliantly-if you take a look at this video from the excellent Tattoo Font ambigram Generator

Really amazing and sparks loads of learning provocation questions!

Lastly here’s three more ambigrams to look at, see if you can work out what they say, then stand on your head and read it!

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My class produce their own stencils from their ambigrams and produced them in a variety of art media. They looked brilliant and everyone asked the kids ‘How did they do it?’.

In class we used these images to talk about symmetry and reflection. The ambigram font generator produces a reflective font that is easily reproduced by pupils.

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Here’s the links for three great Ambigram generators-

tattoofonts

Flipscript

Ambigram font generator

50 Awesome Ambigram Generator and Examples

I hope you have as much fun stimulating discussion and learning with ambigrams in your class, as I did with mine.

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