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.

 


Aeneid

April 3, 2010


Der Volksrepublik

March 28, 2010

As if the Nazi connection weren’t bad enough…


Formosa/Taiwan

March 28, 2010


Noah Wilson

March 25, 2010


Atheist rights

March 13, 2010

A very natural reflection:

This basic design suggests several other possibilities, such as theistic right and atheists/Brights, but this is the one I like the best.


Caffè latte

February 23, 2010

A rough sketch:

And another take on the same phrase:


Yes/是

February 22, 2010
This is almost a naturally occurring ambigram, requiring very little tweaking. I can’t say that 是 is “Chinese for yes,” since Chinese doesn’t really have a single word that corresponds to yes, but it’s about as close as you can get.

Bon/mal

February 22, 2010

Bon and mal mean “good” and “evil,” respectively, in French.


William/Messiah

February 22, 2010

No, I don’t mean me. This ambigram is for my uncle William John Tychonievich — poet, singer, retired janitor, and freelance Messiah.