Ambigrams Revealed: A Graphic Designer's Guide to Creating Typographic Art Using Optical Illusions, Symmetry, and Visual Perceptio

Ambigrams Revealed: A Graphic Designer's Guide to Creating Typographic Art Using Optical Illusions, Symmetry, and Visual Perceptio

By: Nikita Prokhorov (author)Paperback

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Typography, when coupled with unbridled creativity, craftsmanship, and obsession, can take the mesmerizing form of an ambigram. Ambigrams are typographic designs that combine optical illusion, symmetry, and visual perception. The resulting word or phrase can be read in any number of orientations, viewpoints, or directions. Here is your master class in the art and craft of the ambigram! Curated by graphic and ambigram designer Nikita Prokhorov, this book offers a thorough introduction to the esoteric artistic movement made popular by Dan Brown's novel Angels & Demons. You'll find insightful introductions to the ambigram from an allstar panel of design judges, including Scott Kim, John Langdon, Maggie Macnab, Cheryl Savala, Jessica Hische, Stefan G. Bucher, and Scot Morris. Next comes a series of case studies that includes sketches and the thought process behind the creation of some fascinating ambigrams. Finally, the showcase section presents numerous curated artworks from ambigramists around the world. Equipped with the expert techniques and inspiring examples found in these pages, you'll be ready to start creating your own ambigrams! * Stunning showcase of ambigram artwork from around the world* Insightful commentary from an all-star panel of ambigram luminaries* In-depth case studies illustrating the creation of ambigrams from start to finish

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Nikita Prokhorov is a graphic designer and a former college professor of graphic design. He has been freelancing as a designer for the last ten years and has worked as an advertising designer for Scuba Diving Magazine, as well as for several firms in NYC, where he is currently residing. His work has been published in HOW Magazine, Logolounge, and several other collections of logo/identity books. For the last 3 years, he has been developing content for (as well as running and maintaining), the largest ambigram community in the world. In his time off from graphic design, he pursues his other creative passions, which are ambigrams and tessellations.


Introduction A Word from the Judges Nikita Prokhorov John Langdon Scott Kim Maggie Macnab Cheryl Savala Case Studies 1 / John Langdon - Syzygy 2 / Cleber Faria - History 3 / Daniel Dostal - Wishmaster 4 / Elwin Gill - San Diego 5 / Mark Palmer - Shark Attack 6 / Nicholas Gilbert - Dirty/Clean 7 / Carl "COSM" Mehling - Tempt 8 / Seb Lester - Heaven In Blazing Sunshine 9 / Martijn Slegers - Mystery Gift 10 / NAGFA - King Fisher 11 / Clayton Mabey - John Langdon/Scott Kim 12 / Jen Winklepleck - Unseen 13 / Bastian Pinnenberg - Snapstar 14 / Eugene Uymatiao - Turn of Phrase 15 / Kai Hammond - Alphabet Ambigram Showcase Top Ten Ti ps for Creating Ambigrams Resources Credits

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780321855473
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9780321855473
  • weight: 365
  • ISBN10: 0321855477

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