Do you know what an ambigram is?

When you rotate the cover of the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Princess Bride DVD by 180 degrees, it still reads “princess bride”. Go ahead, turn your laptop upside down.

20th Anniversary Edition of the Princess Bride DVD ambigram
20th Anniversary Edition of the Princess Bride

I just discovered that this is known as an ambigram.

6 Comments

Katie M.

Here’s a not-quite-ambigram I like a lot.

Bob

Inconceivable!

Jim Russell

Take a look at the cover of Paul McCartney’s 2005 “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard”:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chaos_and_Creation_in_the_Backyard_sleeve.jpg

Bookmarked this recently:
http://www.logodesignlove.com/ambigram-logos

Peep the links at the bottom of the post too.

Also: Dan Brown’s cover for Angels & Demons is particularly inspired. Apparently ambigrams figured heavily in the plot.

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