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Postby polarea » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:06 pm

Via rail uses an ambigram as its corporate logo:

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Postby polarea » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:16 pm

cadams35 wrote:http://www.ambigram.com/

Check it out! There's an ambigram generator. Here's my name:



Interestingly, Angels and Demons works reasonably well in the ambigram generator, my name, not so much: (you don't have to put your email address in to use the ambigram generator)

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Postby Ken Jennings » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:21 pm

On a slightly related corporate note, Wikipedia says that HP chose the name of its spinoff Dynec so that the two logos could be ambigrams of one another.
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Postby AdamNVillani » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:05 pm

I grew up in an ambigrammic ZIP Code, 90806 (in Long Beach, California). Every once in a while I'd point it out to people, and they always enjoyed that little tidbit.
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Postby cadams35 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:18 pm

polarea wrote:
cadams35 wrote:http://www.ambigram.com/

Check it out! There's an ambigram generator. Here's my name:



Interestingly, Angels and Demons works reasonably well in the ambigram generator.


That is interesting. BTW, your name isn't showing up. Each letter is an individual picture.
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Postby j » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:32 pm

cadams35 wrote:http://www.ambigram.com/

Check it out! There's an ambigram generator. Here's my name:


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Your name is sHRru AJdHs?

Kidding, of course. As some have pointed out, there are words that work well, and words that work not-so-well.
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Postby ranjolie » Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:57 am

If you go to Dan Brown's website and click on Angels and Demons there is a link to John Landon's page when I first read the book I was on awe of the precision of the ambigrams.
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Postby cadams35 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:20 am

ranjolie wrote:If you go to Dan Brown's website and click on Angels and Demons there is a link to John Landon's page when I first read the book I was on awe of the precision of the ambigrams.


You mean John Langdon? :lol:

Here's the link:

www.johnlangdon.net/ambigrams.html
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Postby WhitePhantom » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:40 am

Anybody remember dnL?
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Postby cadams35 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:49 am

You mean dnL?

Regretfully (or perhaps thankfully), I never had the chance to drink dnL.
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Postby rmfromfla » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:09 pm

That wasn't 7-Up's first attempt to compete in the caffienated soda market:

they came out with Like Cola in the mid-'80s & in 1988 introduced 7-Up Gold, the "spice-flavored soda" (still have
an unopened bottle I picked up on my travels that summer) - both were not sold nationwide & disappeared by the
time the '90s rolled around! :)
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Postby WhitePhantom » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:07 pm

cadams35 wrote:You mean dnL?

Regretfully (or perhaps thankfully), I never had the chance to drink dnL.

Oops, fixed! I never drank it, either, but I really liked Pepsi Blue. It's a shame they discontinued it.
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Postby Paucle » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:40 pm

Resurrecting an old thread...

Watching scrubs on ComedyCentral tonight, was thinking how cool it would be if the x-ray Zach Braff "reads" in the beginning was a mirror-image ambigram of "Scrubs" so after he takes a quick first read, he takes it out, reverses it, and slides it back in, with it still reading "scrubs."

OK maybe not that cool.
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Postby jaclyn » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:44 am

Resurrecting again. Seen at Barnes & Noble last night:

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Crappy camera phone pic, but the sticker at the bottom right advertises that it's an ambigram and tells you to turn it upside down.
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Postby Rex Kramer » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:34 pm

There was a clothing store of some kind in Manhattan in the 1980s called "New Man" which had an ambigrammic logo. I can't find it on the Web, but here's an approximation:

NeW
MaN

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Postby TheConfessor » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:17 pm

I clicked on a few links about today's biggest news story and discovered this ambigram from Friendly Atheist:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyat ... ue-on-god/
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Postby Paucle » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:19 pm

Interesting but, sorry, for some you just shouldn't try it.
Even knowing what it's supposed to say it's hard to make out.

Jeopardy! contestant Stefan Goodreau had a really cool one for his podium designation but they wouldn't let him use it, said it wasn't clear enough. I disagreed- thought "Stefan" was obvious enough, especially for the purpose it was serving.
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Postby Ponch » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:21 am

Paucle wrote:Jeopardy! contestant Stefan Goodreau had a really cool one for his podium designation but they wouldn't let him use it, said it wasn't clear enough. I disagreed- thought "Stefan" was obvious enough, especially for the purpose it was serving.

Did anyone get a picture of it?
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Postby rockgolf » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:35 am

For a "Friendly Athiest", that's a very intelligent design.
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Re: Ambigrams

Postby grodney » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:07 am

Two more for this thread -- although the first is purposely imperfect.

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