The Black and White Ambigram is a great addition to typography. This is purchasable as an art print. In my opinion, this is one of the cleverest ambigrams that he has created. He has proven to be an expert of typography through this artwork.
About the Black and White Ambigram
The Black and White Ambigram was produced by John Langdon in 2009. I usually like to see color, but I think it is well done, despite being monochromatic. It almost seems to sparkle with light. I like the shaping of his lettering and how it flows together so beautifully. Well done!
About the Artist
John Langdon is both a prolific artist and graphic designer. He is also a writer and typography professor at Drexel University. Since 1995 he has taken his visual-verbal meditations and manipulations to canvas. He has been a renowned creator of ambigrams. In fact, you can find one of his notable works in Dan Brown’s best-selling novel, Angels & Demons. He has been a freelance logo designer, type specialist, and lettering artist. He also worked in the photo-lettering department of a type house. He got an excellent graphic design education from the pages of art director’s annuals and design publications. He has a brilliant mind to bring together his interests in language, symmetry, illusion, philosophy, and physics. Most of his ambigrams read the same when turned upside down or rotated 180 degrees. There is no doubt that John’s specialty is making abstract concepts through words, letters, and symbols. As an artist, he believes that language, philosophy and science are intertwined into the design of words which are manipulated to generate startling illusions.
Thank you John Langdon for granting us the permission to share and post your Black and White Ambigram. If you wish to learn more about his interesting optical illusions, you can visit his website. All text and graphics © John Langdon 1996–2015 inclusive. The ambigrams in Wordplay are protected by the copyright of the book as an entire work. Other ambigrams on this website are protected by the copyright of the website as an entire work. All rights reserved.