The Ol’ Banner

Last year I had designed an ambigram of my blog’s name (“cynic’s eye view”) as the banner. Hope you like it.

An ambigram is a typographical design or art form that may be read as one or more words not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction or orientation. Basically, the word(s) should remain the same seen from various directions.

Ambigrams can also be described as diagrammatic equivalents of palindromes.

So, right side up, it can be seen as:

If you flip it 1800, it looks like this – still reading the same:

The most visible examples of Ambigrams in popular culture were seen in Dan Brown’s Angles & Demons (the Robert Langdon featuring prequel to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code), also made into a movie starring Tom Hanks.

My favourite ambigram from that collection is the following:

You can see other great ambigrams in this link: http://www.ambigram.com/most-famous-ambigrams

Can you remember other ambigrams that you have seen?

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