74: Even more ambigrams
I know. It seems like a just a few weeks ago that I posted a long string of ambigrams. And then sometime before that I had another similar post. What’s going on? Well it turns out the most recent post was pretty popular and I got a few additional requests.
At first I declined the challenge, but my brain wouldn’t listen. It kept yelling, “But I can do that!” and formulating new ambigrams. I figured I might as well draw them out. Then I drew some more, and before I knew what was happening I had a healthy new crop of reversible names (and ideas for even more). So, I’m just going to post them here and move on.
But first I want to share a non-name ambigram that I’m particularly proud of:
It was my love of palindromes that first made me discover ambigrams. I always thought it was some kind of disservice that the word “palindrome” was not itself palindromic. So, one of my very first attempts at ambigrams was to make the word palindrome read the same backwards and forwards. Since then, I’ve had a number of technical successes (if you squint, maybe), but I think this is the most fluid form I’ve made.
OK, let’s move on to the names.
Some short names to start off with. Liz, Bob, and Matt. “Liz” was simple after I discovered that it’s almost a natural ambigram when written in lowercase cursive. “Bob” was more difficult than I anticipated. The simple solution would be to draw something that looks like “808”, but I don’t think that’s very legible.
I do technically know a guy named Cosmo, but I did this one, primarily, because it seemed like it would be fun. It was.
Christopher. A little sloppy, but you get the point. Sloppy = whimsical!
Last time, I showed couples ambigram for my brother and his wife. Well, it turns out my other brother will be getting married soon, so here’s a preliminary design of a couples ambigram for “Kristin + Adam”. “Kristin” has noticeably more letters than “Adam”, so that made it more of a challenge. Still a lot of clean-up work to be done on this one, too.
Kevin. Not rotational, reflexive. It’ll look the same in a mirror.
Anthony. I may have cheated a little bit on this one. I just crossed an O to make a T, hopefully it’s as legible as I think it is.
These three are requests from the comments section of the last ambigrams post. Gloria, Samantha, and Catherine. I enjoyed making each one of these. They were all pretty challenging. I hope Catherine likes Disney, because that’s the style it wanted to be in.
So, I am apparently taking suggestions now. If you’d like your name done in this style (or anything else for that matter), let me hear it. If you really want you request to go through, well, I have this little yellow button over on the right side bar that might help you get my attention.
See ya next week, when I’ll try to do something unrelated to writing names.
Update: Can he do even more?! It turns out he can: Fistful of Ambigrams!