My friend and photographer Mark Menjivar approached me a couple of years ago to create this logotype for him. During my design process, I also had sketched out two (really rough) ambigrams, one of his full name and one of just his last name. I rediscovered these two roughs this morning while pulling some of Mark's original artfiles from my archives.
like I said, really rough. But kind cool. I like 'em, anyway.
anagraphs (or ambigraphs or inversions) are like visual palindromes. i got hooked on creating them a while back, thanks to the symmetry margo chase brought to her logo work (and the work of scott kim). anyhoo, while cleaning out a folder today after lunch, I came across this anagraph i did of my own signature a while back. it is an anagraph, so if you spin it 180 degrees, it looks the same: