Opening Mood: Lunch time!
Opening Song: None
For the past couple of days, I have been crazy about Ambigram. So much that I haven’t checked my mails nor have thought about some of the outstanding todo items in my list.
It all started with Pradeep telling me about tattoos and what would be a good design for one. It struck me then, that an Ambigram would make an excellent choice for a tattoo owing to it’s symmetric nature. I had first read about Ambigrams in Dan Brown’s “Angels and Demons” and at that time, I thought, well, may be one needs to be an artist to draw one of these.
But no! When Pradeep said that it would be difficult to ambigrammize some of our names, I somehow wanted to prove him wrong! And the result, two night outs worth of time spent doing nothing but trying to arrange shapes so that they appear symmetric along the horizontal axis. Of every name I could think of! The last time I forgot about everything and spent night outs doing crazy things such as these was way back in 3rd year engineering, trying to come up with Anagrams of words 🙂
Anyway, here are a few ambigrams that I made. There are more, but they need fine tuning, and as an how I get time to fine tune them, I will be uploading them here. Below each picture, you’ll find what they mean, just in case the symbols are too cryptic. Well, it’s also a way of fooling your mind. Once you know what the Symbol means, your mind will be compelled to see it that way 😉
All these ambigrams were made using GIMP, the GNU image manipulation program.
Copyrights?! Well, Open Source philosophy applies here too. I grant you complete rights to use them, improve upon them, and if you like the improvement/enhancement, share them with others 🙂
And this one. This one is an Asymmetric Ambigram. In the sense that it has two names in the same figure. There’s another asymmetric ambigram that I have made, but it needs legal clearance before it can be posted 😛
… And when you turn this around, it looks like this:
Comments, feedback much appreciated. So do drop a message 🙂
Also, if you have seen some really nice Ambigrams elsewhere, do share them/pointers to them here.
Closing Song: None.
Closing Mood: Lazy Sunday Afternoon