Wednesday, February 22, 2006
I Love Ambigrams
It all started when I read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. It was, at the time, a relatively unknown book and the only people enthusiastic about it were conspiracy theory buffs (cough cough). I had read about the Illuminati before and like all other secret societies - Freemasons, The Priory of Scion etc, I found them mildly fascinating. What I loved about Angels and Demons more than anything, were the ambigrams . In the novel, six brands were used by an assassin to signal the re-emergence of the Illuminati and the ambigrams of "Illuminati", "Earth", "Air", "Fire", "Water" and finally the "Illuminati Diamond" with all four elements merged into a diamond shape, were used in the novel.
I found a web site that generates ambigrams of any word entered. Mind you the results are not as artistic as the calligraphic images found in Angels and Demons. I then found that Sun Microsystems also uses as ambigram in its logo. Very cool!!