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


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.


Bon/mal

February 22, 2010

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


Faust

February 22, 2010

This is so natural that I’m sure it’s probably been done before, but the only I’ve been able to find on the Net is in Cyrillic.


凶/Bad

February 22, 2010
Back when I made my Dead/死 ambigram, I said, “Now if I could come up with an English rotational ambigram which is also a Chinese rotational ambigram, and which has the same meaning in both languages, that would be the holy grail.” I’m getting closer:
The symmetry here is reflectional rather than rotational, but it still comes close to my goal: an English ambigram which is simultaneously a Chinese ambigram with the same meaning. Unfortunately, the symmetry involved is pretty trivial, even more so in the Chinese than the English. (Bilaterally symmetrical Chinese characters are approximately 0.68 RMB a dozen.) Ideally I’d like something involving more than one character, or at least a character that’s not naturally symmetrical.