Ambigrams & Upside Down Heads


Sam Saxton has a bit of a gift, he can not only visualize how to make just about any word into an ambigram, meaning it can be read right side up or upside down, he also knows how to draw people with that same technique. The result is a series of celebrities, historical figures, even Star Wars characters and superheros that can be read and visualized from either direction.

While my personal favorite is this clean and easy to read Washington picture, the entire gallery is certainly worth a look.

  • Bathysphere

    It’s beautiful, but it doesn’t say Albert Einstein either way up. Kudos for the mad hair, though.

    • KMR

      Actually it does, “ALBERT EINSTEIN” can be read from both directions, much like the “WASHINGTON” above.

  • Bathysphere

    To be honest, I’d lose the ‘albent’ bit and just go with e=mc2 and einstein. Albert isn’t working.

  • Carol

    I’m sorry, but anyone that can draw can do this

  • Zehian

    nice 1……..:)

  • Care Bear


  • me123987645

    i love ambigrams! they are really cool!

  • Grace

    Albert Einstein is a stretch. I can barley see the letters

  • this is definitely not a kiki, but a bouba :P

  • Jessica

    Ambigrams are cool when they work, like the Washington one. But the Einstein one is just wrong- Einstein doesn’t even have a mouth so it’s just creepy.

    • Sean Loh


    • Dave

      The tongue on Einstein is a nice touch. But I seriously can’t hardly read “Albert”


    • froggy

      Dave, i scrolled down and i saw that picture, it scared me!

  • mini_2

    has anyone noticed that when you squint, Einstein grows????

    • troy sircelj

      who it dose grow bigger

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