Monday, September 23, 2013

225 Ambigram bookhand

From Calligraphy Alphabets Made Easy.  

Today's alphabet is Bookhand Ambigram, which relates to Italic Ambigram from July 12 #163. This alphabet has fewer pairs of letters that are exact rotated versions of themselves; d and p still correspond, for example, but h and y no longer do.  You have to start stretching and manipulating the letters to turn e into a, or  j into f.  
Two ambigrams.  

What makes this process really fun is that the brains of the readers are on your side.  Just give them a form that looks a little bit like the letter, and they will work it out from the context and their own eyes' desire to make meaning out of images.  

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