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Joshua Quinn
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I just discovered this thread a couple days ago, and have now wasted an embarrassing number of hours playing with ambigrams and trying to do them myself. I would like to simultaneously thank the posters here for the links and images, and curse them for introducing yet another seductive time-suck into my life. Smile

I'll post a couple when I get a chance to scan them.
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I have not read the book only read da vinci coads but what is there context in the book and what would a ambigram of ricki vigon look like does it have more that one possible look
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On 2005-01-21 00:36, rvigon wrote:
what would a ambigram of ricki vigon look like does it have more that one possible look

Well, you know, if I write in curvy lowercases "igon", then turn it 180° and put a dot on the 2nd bar of the inverted curvy lowercase "n", I already can read "ricki" without asking for too much imagination. So since your name, like Rob Johnston's, looks incredibly ambigram friendly, there is surely lots of very different possible looks.

I can have a go if you want... Or you can try yourself first to have fun to discover it yourself...
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PS : I see in this forum several persons writing they cannot share their ambigrams yet because they need to scan what they have done. But we all know scanners are not that common, etc..

So in fact do not hesitate to use digital cameras instead ! All my ambigrams here are done like this :

1) I write with a dark pen on a white paper the ambigrams I came up with, and with standard size of writing (ie : the "Jeff Teate" I wrote was 2 cms high only)
2) I take a photo with a standard digital camera (mine is 3 years old), close range
3) I download it onto the computer
4) I open it with the open source program Image Manipulator GIMP which works for Windows 98 and after, which is very stable and user-friendly for such things.
5) I change it B&W, do some levelling/blur/contrast (and once you have done it for one ambigram, you'll go faster for the next ones), and here you have my posts.
6) You can also manipulate them to make them a bit better in a few seconds (in my original writing the letters of "JeffTeate" had much more space between them).
7) Oh and don't forget to do only half of it, and obtain the other part by doing a symmetry on it with GIMP, so you have a true ambigram Smile

Note that this enables one to make very nice "huge" regular letters with absolutely no talent in drawing them so huge at hand (not to mention with a mouse)... It's just little regular letters nicely zoomed.
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Could you have ago with my name then ricki vigon and again what is the context of it in the b ook
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On 2005-01-21 11:55, rvigon wrote:
Could you have ago with my name then ricki vigon and again what is the context of it in the b ook

Google "Angels et Demons" and "Ambigrams" together and you'll find many references, from the cover of the book to a corpse with a paper whose signature is an ambigram of "Illuminati".

As for your name, see the attached image.

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WOW that is AMAZING!!!

I'd hate to impose.....but it is toooooo cool.

Would you mind trying my name!! Smile

Zak Koretz or Zachary Koretz

YAY!

Thanks


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These are very cool. I've never seen them before. I've been trying my stage name all day, (on a bus journey writing it on the back of a newspaper). I got in and wrote it free hand into PhotoShop.A lot of the cases are wrong, is that important? Here are my first 3 attempts at ambigrams:
1st: pod
2nd: mad paw
3rd:

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Hey Zack, I had a go at your name, I only a beginner so it's not up to Emmanuel's standard but here you go:

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Cool! Thanks, It is great!
**Zak**
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Here's "my" Zachary Koretz ambigram. A bit rough, and a bit too easy on the "o", but it's late in the night now Smile

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Thanks, they're both really cool
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Ummmmmmmmm.... isn't this supposed to be a magic forum? hehhe

for an AMAZING and IMPOSSIBLE mentalism 'experiment' (i.e. trick) loosely based on this principle see Luke Jermay's Manipulation of Perception in his excellent 7 Deceptions...
populus vult decipi: people want to be deceived
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Since I read this post I have been trying to come up with one for my name - Chris Jenkins and have drawn an absolute blank! Are there some names this just won't work with?! If anyone has any better luck than me I would be extremely grateful!!
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Tell me about it, it's been tempting to contact Scott Kim for some help with my name too. Karl Fulves introduced him to us at Tannen's long ago. Smile
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I bet mine is near impossible!

-Eric D.
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I've received many queries, including from some VIP (but alas one with a "difficult name" so the result was poor), so I can't give you any date for the challenges listed above. But, one day, I'll have a go Smile
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That's great Emmanuel - I will keep checking back just in case! In the meantime I will keep practising.....!!
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This is facinating.

Any tips for the interested on how to go about creating these?
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I just cant figure one out for my friends, Ana and Bob. Smile
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