What is an ambigram?

An ambigram is a form of visual wordplay where a word or phrase is written in such a way that it can be read in more than one orientation.


For example, look at the image above. You should be able to see that it reads ‘Emily’.

Now, carefully without knocking anything over, lift up your monitor and rotate it by 180 degrees. You should see that it is exactly the same when turned upside down!

Here is a different one which reads ‘Trust’:


But when you turn this one over, it says a different word: ‘Faith’:


This is a basic introduction to ambigrams. If you want to learn how to make them yourself, pick up a pen and have a go. You might find some inspiration on this website or Google, and once you are ready, feel free to enter a submission into one of our competitions!

Yours sincerelery