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Got this item through an email message. Not much to be said about it. If you open the article, you’ll see another photo that explains the illusion. It’s really simple! An ambigram, AKA an inversion or flipscript is a graphical figure that spells out a word, not only in its form as presented, but also in another direction or orientation. Text can consist of a few words, and the text spelled out in the other direction or orientation is often the same, but can also be different. Now to give you all some short history lesson! (I copy pasted this from Wikipedia) – The term “ambigram” was first used to mean “ambiguous anagram” by Judith E. Bagai, a former editor of The Enigma, the official organ of The National Puzzlers’ League. According to John Langdon, ambigrams were independently invented by himself and by Scott Kim in the 1970s. Kim used the name Inversions as the title of his first collection in 1981. I have linked some words in this text with appropriate ambigram examples. Check them if you wish!

  • Anonymous

    woooow it’so cool!!! XD first comment

    • NoName

      an illusion
      another mirror illusion
      zap the arrow
      into the words
      never say no to love
      gosh there is a hidden word along my comment
      It was an amazing one

  • Anonymous

    Really cool

    Am I first?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know how to “open the article for an explaination” I cannot see this one…need help. Email me at cobrar97@hotmail.com

  • Debolina Mukherjee

    the second one reads love . what is the first one trying to say??

    • luis

      the first says love i Spanish (amor)
      the second says love

  • slimc

    cool… what.

  • darkmove

    oya nice i want it for my room
    ebay :P

    *yea 3e* XD

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t that make a great brooch or pendant? Love it

  • lucas

    Best smbigram i ever seen:)

  • I Luv The Teen Titans!

    the first one says amor (spanish for love)

  • Anonymous

    What’s a LOWE?

    It could be German LÖWE (lion) if they could include two floating dots somewhere.

  • vince

    what is amot?

  • Anonymous

    It’s Love -.-

    Can not you see that up writes “amor”?, Amor in spanish, love in English.

  • Anonymous

    Amor means love in portuguese, lol. That was well-made.

  • Anonymous

    1st 1 says: amor (french, means love)
    2nd says love, not lowe or löwe

  • Anonymous

    amor means love in spanish

  • PoianaNana

    Amor is also the italian name for love…

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said…
    1st 1 says: amor (french, means love)

    sorry but you are mistaking, in french it’s Amour for love.

    En français c’est amour pour dire Love.

    just to prove that I speak french ..not to show off ;op

  • Spanish girl

    AMOR is NOT french!!!!
    AMOR is spanish
    AMOUR is french
    Beautiful words…
    Learn languages, dude!

  • laffernandes

    Amor means love in portuguese, too.

  • Anonymous

    Amor is a portuguese word motherfuckers!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Two photographs are both the same figure

  • Sorkiz

    Amor means love in latin, spanish, portuguese and also in poetical italian.

  • Anonymous

    amor is love in Latin actually, the base of all those romantic languages (portuguese, french, italian, spanish).

  • Theresa

    it looks soooooo great!!
    i would buy it! =)

  • Anonymous

    anot and jowe?

  • Anonymous

    amor – love in Portuguese and Spanish

  • Anonymous

    Sometime you just need a creative eye to see these things. Neither way round says amot or lowe, it’s a shame some can’t see this very well crafted design. It brilliant

  • Strawberry

    Should have waited till Valentine’s Day. I would want something like that with my name.

  • jmfranco

    A nice ambigram but little forced. I think that is why some people reads it as lowe or amot…

    The first one I see in two languages. By the way, love is amor in spanish and portuguese but in french is amour…

  • Anonymous

    Look it says amor its cute and amor means love in a lot of launguages…just not english WHY MUST WE BE DIFFERENT?

  • Kleetus7

    John Langdon was one of the men who signed the constitution. I don’t think he was alive in 1980… Cool illusion though!

  • Anonymous

    Lol the first one says Amor which means cupid. here : Amor is Latin, Galician, Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish for love

    Amor is an alternative name for Cupid, the Roman god of love. His equivalent is Eros in Greek mythology.

    Cupid = Little angle of love me thinks its right…

  • Federico

    Have you see this one too?


    that’s very cool as well!

  • Kevin

    first one says amor(español) the second one says love(english) i hope you stand with this

  • Kevin

    I didn’t even know what amor meant and i could read what the letters meant.

    Very well done and clear

  • Erik

    “amor” means “love” in Spanish and Portugese. This is cool.

  • Anonymous

    The second one is Love upside down and backwards

  • MaCaVeLLi

    Im Mexican… First one reads AMOR that means LOVE in english! not portuguese, french, german…. SPANISH!! Best Regards

  • Anonymous

    lol according to all of you guys amor means love in french spanish AND portuguese? D:
    which issit?!


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  • Zebra_94

    Amor is the Greece god of love, called Cupido in Latin. He is marked by his arrows which he fires at people to let them fall in love. Nice ambigram.

  • Anonymous

    Nella prima immagine è comunque possibile leggere “amor”

  • Don Loope


    “whats a lowe?”
    “whats amot?”

    hahaha, you dont know read!

  • Anonymous

    amor isn’t a french word – amour is love in french

  • A

    its amor as in amore u clowns

    latin first language love


  • Anonymous


    And here is one to really bake your noodle… What is the true illusion in here?

  • Anonymous

    JOWE? She didn’t look Jowish …

  • Anonymous

    cool. nz

  • Anonymous

    some of u guys are really dumb, its not AMOT its AMOR(spanish for love) and its not LOWE its LOVE

    oh yea and it could be french for love(amour) but its missing the u

  • Anonymous

    Amor is love in Spanish and Portuguese, not in French (it is amour)

  • Anonymous

    i don’t really get it but whatever

  • aroyy

    the first one says AMOR which means love in spanish and the second one says LOVE

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  • mac13

    its not an Illusion i dont get whats so good just because it spells 2 words wtf

  • Anonymous

    “Amor” means “love” in Latin, and by that it means “love” in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian and a couple of other Roman languages

  • Anonymous

    Amor is Latin, Galician, Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish for love.

  • Anonymous

    some people are so stupid…!!!!!!!

  • DIVA

    just so everyone knows amor is spanish

    the french is “amour”

    nice illusion though

  • Anonymous

    cool :D

  • Debolina Mukherjee

    wow. you need to be a linguist to understand this.

  • Anonymous

    i dont what language its in or means in other languages I STILL LOVE IT!!!!! XD love it. its says love. XD

    <3 lo lo

  • Anonymous

    im guessing amor is love in some other language
    ’tis good though

  • Anonymous

    it says “amor” on the first one and then “love” on the second one

  • Anonymous

    This sculpture is creation of Francis TABARY.

    His website …


    …where you can find this sculpture and many others.

  • Ryan

    Lol… if you flip the first sculpture upside down it spells love

  • Sophie

    No, you don’t have to be a linguist to understand this. I am brazilian and I’m pretty sure that a lot of people – at least here – know that “amor” means love in Spanish, too.
    Btw, I speak portuguese, and yes, it IS amor.
    Don’t know about Romanian, but in Latin is amor, too. French is amour.
    Now, am I a linguist just because I know a basic word in a few languages?

  • Rug

    This one is some what simple but i can see in it the illusion

  • Rani

    Well, Amor does mean love, but that’s not the illusion…

    If you turn the picture around it will say ”Love”. ”Amor” when turned upside-down, will spell ”Love”

  • Ace

    People don’t know “amor” means love? That’s common knowledge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alyssa-L-Ankney/100001458459319 Alyssa L Ankney

    you can put the first on as amor or amos. amor is love and amos is the mythycal greek god of love, aphrodites son AKA cupid. If your bored continue if your not im ganna make you be bored. (dont ask how i know this all)Amos in greek mytholigy is a troubesome charactor he is known for shooting people with his golden arrows which make them fall in love. One time apollo, god of sun and music, insulted amos that he could play the flute (that Athena, goddess of war and knowledge, made) better then any god or goddess in the world. while the rest of the gods and goddess’s of olympus knew he was kidding, Amos took it seriously. Apollo said that because he was in love with this beautiful river nymph (or a nereid)named calypso. but calypso didnt like Apollo. one morning Apollo was watching Calypso from behind a bush, nearby amos was watching. He had a plan to shoot calypso with one of his Anti-love arrows, and he did. Calypso noticed Apollo when she got shot with the magic arrow. She started running and appolo chased her until she came upon a river. Then she prayed to her father, the god Posiedon to help her, so Posiedon did… by turning her into a lemon tree. When apollo saw he was defastated. Thats why we have Calypso lemonade and why Apollo wore a wreath on his head. i told you i’d bore you to death…

  • jjj

    just flip love around sideways then up so flip it twice two diffrent ways

  • Gigi

    They both say Love. The first picture is just upside down and looks lika Amor. Lol. Y’all missed that 1 huh.