A naturally occurring ambigram (almost)

October 2, 2012

I work at a YMCA in Taiwan, and the mirror image of the Taiwan version of the logo strongly suggests “ARMY.”

The backwards C doesn’t look exactly like an R, of course, but the triangle motif helps by suggesting the diagonal leg of the R.


Is yours?

April 26, 2010


April 19, 2010


April 3, 2010

Der Volksrepublik

March 28, 2010

As if the Nazi connection weren’t bad enough…


March 28, 2010


March 28, 2010

My home state, sort of. (I didn’t move there till I was 12, but both my parents were born there, and I lived there longer than in any other state.) The name reads the same vertically and horizontally.

The colors are the scarlet and gray of The (yes, The) Ohio State University.


March 26, 2010

Another natural Chinese-English ambigram. 百 is the Chinese character for “hundred.”

一号 / No. 1

March 25, 2010

An all-natural Chinese-English ambigram. 一号 means “number one.”

Monson is no Snow

March 25, 2010

An irresistibly natural ambigram. Thomas S. Monson is the current prophet/president of the Mormon church, and Lorenzo Snow is one of his predecessors. I guess Monson’s okay as Mormon leaders go, but he’s no Lorenzo Snow.