An am­bi­gram, al­so so­meti­mes kno­wn as an in­ver­si­on, is a typo­graphi­cal de­sign that spells out one or mo­re words not on­ly in its form as pre­sen­ted, but al­so from anot­her view point, di­recti­on or orien­ta­ti­on. The words spel­led out in the ot­her view point, di­recti­on or orien­ta­ti­on may be the sa­me or dif­fe­rent from the ori­gi­nal words.


One of my first re­al as­sig­n­ments for my Graphic Design class was to cre­a­te an am­bi­gram out of my na­me. It tok me a whi­le to fi­gu­re out what I was going to do, but then it hit me: I could do my na­me in hex co­de! I look­ed around for a hex co­de trans­la­tor and found this si­te, which of­fers hex co­de and a lot mo­re! It took a lot of ske­t­ching and help from Mr. Bryan to get the forms just rig­ht. I’m ple­a­sed with the over­all result.


Noah Leigh (Note: the “N” and “L” are in up­per­ca­se)

4E 6F 61 68   4C 65 69 67 68

I’ll ha­ve mo­re as­sig­n­ments to post later.

3 Responses to “Ambigram”

  • Looking for­ward to so­me he­althy new acti­vi­ty on this blog!

  • That’s in­ten­se! Illustrator or Photoshop? And can it be re­ad in any ot­her direction?And I se­cond Dad. This stuff is in­spi­ring me already.

  • Oh ne­ver mind, I can see now it’s do­ne by hand. I lo­ve its loo­se tex­tu­re – bring an or­ga­nic feel to the ul­ti­ma­te geeky concept. 😉

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