Ambigrams-Wonders of Mathematical/Visual Symmetry

Ambigrams are writings that can be read in more than one way: Ambi- means "both" and -gram means "writing".  Typically you can read them right-side up or up-side down; or, mathematically speaking, they have 180 degree rotational symmetry. Other types have multiple words in the same space. I first encountered ambigrams after reading the Dan Brown novel, "Angels and Demons".  I am enthralled by ambigrams as an art-form, as they combine creativity, pattern recognition, and mathematical symmetry.  Each ambigram seems to have it's own unique character.

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In Dan Brown's book, Angels & Demons, he makes ambigrams seem like these almost mystical writings that are almost beyond comprehension.
I agree that they are really cool, and John Langdon did an excellent job for the book.

Here below are some of the ambigrams that I have made since I learned about them.  I have made some for just about all my friends and relatives.
I can make one for you also, just (email John)  Cost depends on size, quality, & complexity...



Here are some that I have done free-hand for family and friends.
I will make these better eventually...

Hand-drawn ambigrams


My family name - Wilson
Ambigram Wilson


Me - John
Ambigram John


And in lowercase, another John
Ambigram John





My eldest daughter - Melike - she was never satisfied with just her ambigrambic initials: MSW
Ambigram Melike


My youngest daugher - Ilayda
Ambigram Ilayda


Their mother - Serpil
Ambigram Serpil


For David, my brother, who usually just goes by Dav
Ambigram Dav


For Nicole, my cousin
Ambigram Nicole






And that's all for now from the art bench of:  * John Wilson *
Ambigram John Wilson


Well, maybe one more...
Ambigram Rotating John Wilson


Other Ambigram links:
Dan Brown's Ambigrams
John Langdon - Wordplay
Scott Kim - Inversions


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4-Vectors | Ambigrams | Antipodes | Covert Ops Fragments | Cyrillic Projector | Forced Induction (Sums Of Powers Of Integers) | Fractals | Frontiers |
JavaScript Graphics | Kid Science | Kryptos | Photography | Prime Sieve | QM from SR | QM from SR-Simple RoadMap | Quantum Phase | Quotes |
RuneQuest Cipher Challenge | Scientific Calculator | Secret Codes & Ciphers | Science+Math | Sci-Pan Pantheist Poems | Stereograms | Turkish Grammar |

Quantum Mechanics is derivable from Special Relativity
See QM from SR-Simple RoadMap