Ambigrams

Normal is an illusion

Earlier this year I took interest in designing tattoos. Naturally I came across typography, calligraphy, and recently ambigrams.

What is an ambigram?

An ambigram is basically a word or phrase that when you flip it over, it reads the same with another word or phrase. They actually combine all my favorite things: drawing, words, puns, mystery and … magic! So, it was a matter of time before I tried my skills in this field too! Some of them are incomprehensible, some (I hope!) are more readable. All of them are hand-drawn, no computer generated fonts here. Let’s get started!

Carpe Diem-Carpe Noctem Ambigram
Carpe Diem-Carpe Noctem Ambigram

This is the first “serious” ambigram I designed (and the least readable of all! XD). It should read Carpe Diem-Carpe Noctem, meaning Seize the Day-Seize the night. Or else, make the most out of your time.

Christos-Joanna Ambigram
The other half of me 🙂

This one is personal, but since ambigrams are ideal for this kind of stuff, I had to give it a go! Me, and the other half of me. Take your guesses what is written. 😉

A huge inspiration for me, art-wise, is my favorite movies. So, here we go again.

Wonder Woman Ambigram
Wonder Woman Ambigram
Superman Ambigram
Superman Ambigram
Iron Man Ambigram
Iron Man Ambigram

The following was very challenging. But I am stubborn as hell (no pun intended!).

Supernatural Ambigram
Supernatural Ambigram

My favorite band. 🙂

Dream Theater Ambigram
Dream Theater Ambigram

This one was inspired by Harry Potter, and it is a single word ambigram. Aaaand of course there’s my “wand” too! 🙂

Always ambigram
Always ambigram

Finally a couple of random ones. The first is quite simple. The second is a famous phrase by -someone I don’t remember and I am too lazy to google right now- which I feel is really relevant to ambigrams.

One for all - All for all
One for all – All for all ambigram
Normal is an illusion
Normal is an illusion – ambigram

To be continued… 🙂

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