Typographic Deception: The Art of Drawing Ambigrams

Nikita Prokhorov, Designer. Letterer. Punster. Author.

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9 Videos (57m)
    • Welcome

      2:11
    • Getting Started

      1:12
    • Inspiration

      2:53
    • Tools & Materials

      3:07
    • Finding Symmetry in Words

      10:18
    • Typographic Styles

      6:57
    • Sketching Your Ambigram

      13:46
    • Refining Your Sketch

      14:25
    • Final Words of Wisdom

      2:39

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.

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I was Interested in ambigrams since I saw them used by Derren Brown, this is a great start to know the basics, thanks Nikita!
Well presented, but...phew!...seriously a lot of work. But, seems like fun once mastered. I can see how you learn with practice. Fascinating. Well presented and explained. He has it down to a science. Will need to revisit this course. I say...go for it! :)
Interesting subject, will try my hand on it some day.

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Nikita Prokhorov

Designer. Letterer. Punster. Author.

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

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