September 25, 2009

RELIVE - Rotational Ambigram

My second attempt for the ACAC. I actually sent this one in. Continuing with the Resurrection theme.

September 24, 2009

RESURGANCE : Rotational Ambigram

This was my first attempt for the ACAC (Formerly, NAC):

The theme was resurrection, and I got hooked on words starting with 're'. I didn't like the way this turned out, so I didn't consider vectorising it. However, I'm starting to have second thoughts.

SAMEH - Rotational Ambigram

This was my aspiration from the start... to make my name.
However, after I sat down with my trusty PC, now feel like short-circuiting it, as this vectorisation looks nothing like my drawing.
Still, though my motivation is lost ;), I think I can improve it later. Maybe I'll have a better idea for the 'S-H' combination.

BIGFORRAP - Rotational Ambigram

I decided to make myself a logo. Surprisingly it turned out well. Even more surprisingly, the first draft took a mere 5 minutes. Know how I celebrated the achievement? Spent 3 hours screwing up the vectorising process...

I have never been a fan of mixing upper and lower case letters. Sure, i did that a lot when i first started out, but as I improved, and my ability to avoid this mismatch greatened, I chose simply not to. hence, the display of 2 ambigrams above.

The 'A' at the end, in bigforrAp, is lower case in one, and upper in the other. While I prefer the lower case, my 'testers' said they couldn't read the 'g' when the 'a' curved in. That's why I also created the ambigram utilising a capital A, which is easily readable...but makes me want to tear my hair out.

Don't even mention the 'F'... it is lower case. ;)

Khan-e-Alam - Rotational Ambigram

This was my first fully successful vectorisation. The name is Urdu, or ethnically Pashto I believe. Hence, in accordance with the proper pronunciation, there should be an 'e' between the words 'Khan' and 'Alam' (see title). However, i found that none of the 'e' variations I implemented really fit into the font, so I decided to leave it out entirely.

SAMEH - سامح Multilingual Rotational Ambigram

SAMEH - سامح  Multilingual Rotational Ambigram

This ambigram was a result of a mindless doodle on my notebook, which opened to me the possibility of multilingual ambigrams.

September 1, 2009

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About Me

Sameh Khan portrait

3 years doing ambigrams already? Who knew at 16 I'd feel so experienced

I started with Angels & Demons fresh in my mind. Obsessive it seems, the way I was attracted to the artwork I saw then. Astounded I was, so much so that like every other fan-boy in the world I started turning the book 180 degrees unstoppably...and loving every angle of the elemental wonders. 

I was in awe of the art then, I am in awe of the art now

I am glad to say that I am one who improves himself. I open my mind, and search for new ideas, sometimes even beyond what I practice. The community I have recently discovered lays many foundations for me. There have been many artists who have already achieved what I am achieving. But that is art.

Nothing achieved has been achieved before


My name is Sameh Khan, 16 years of age, and lifelong resident of the UAE. I can converse fluently in English and am adequate at Urdu and French. Just in case you want to talk to me in any of the three.

I also write poetry, or such that I attempt to pass off as: My Poetry Site

Before launching this blog, I had a Deviantart Page. However, that site proved to be too congested, with little time given to newcomers. Nevertheless, my first attempts at macro-photography are saved there,as well as a few of my older ambigrams (for comparison). There are other fields of art I delved into, such as Windows customisation, and abstract painting. I just think that keeping that page intact will serve as a reminder to me as to what I've tried, before settling down in ambigrammatic wonder.


I hope my site will offer you an insight as to the depth of this art. Please navigate through my designs via the list on the left, and feel free to contact me should you have any queries whatsoever. I do respond to requests, but please keep in mind that I do ambigrams a hobby, hence prioritise my studies higher.