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Typographic Deception: The Art of Drawing Ambigrams

Nikita Prokhorov, Designer. Letterer. Punster. Author.

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9 Videos (57m)
    • Welcome

    • Getting Started

    • Inspiration

    • Tools & Materials

    • Finding Symmetry in Words

    • Typographic Styles

    • Sketching Your Ambigram

    • Refining Your Sketch

    • Final Words of Wisdom


About This Class

Flip your design & typographic world upside-down and gain a whole new perspective on typography and lettering. NYC-based graphic designer, author of Ambigrams Revealed, and lettering artist Nikita Prokhorov will teach you how to draw your own ambigram — a word that reveals another word when viewed from a different perspective.

This one-hour class walks you through real-life examples of ambigrams, the many typographic styles you can use, how to find inspiration for your design, and of course, the step-by-step process of sketching and refining your finished ambigram.

You don’t have to be M.C. Escher to take this class — designers, illustrators, type enthusiasts and artists of all levels are welcome! A hybrid of traditional typography, lettering, and illusion — along with some artistic magic — the ambigram is guaranteed to draw you in.

52 of 52 students recommendSee All

Interesting subject, will try my hand on it some day.
Very cool and complete lesson.
Just wow! I didn't knew what ambigrams are, and now I know something new and loving it!
Razvan Ursan

Drawing is such a stress relief!





Nikita Prokhorov

Designer. Letterer. Punster. Author.

NYC-based graphic designer and lettering artist with a penchant for ambigrams.

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