I have two groups of ambigrams, names and words.

I first got into these after seeing a book called Wordplay by John Langdon (2005). He created the ambigrams for Dan Brown’s book Angels and Demons. I found them totally fascinating and of course attempted my own, starting with names of friends and family.


Library ambigram

This is one of my earliest creations and I really like the typeface. It shows that libraries are not boring stuffy places


My process

I create my ambigrams by first sketching possible solutions. Then I look for a typeface that has most letters to fit one of those solutions and hopefully characterises the person or the word.

I use Illustrator to create them and I tend not to add colour, so that I can see how well the word works. I try not to deviate too far from the original letter, and make changes/additions using parts of other characters in the same typeface. I prefer to use styles that are different to other ambigram artists, staying away from blackletter and gothic fonts.

My priority is to have something that is readable. Many ambigrams are created these days, and quite a few are completely unreadable.


How to get one

I am not taking on new requests until I have completed my waiting list. If you can't wait visit The home of the ambigram generator, created by Mark Hunter and now uses a new Fyrewater font designed by John Langdon.


You can see my waiting list on my Facebook page.




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