Inspired by the gadget monkey that launched my little "pocketables artwork" series, engineer and artist Ruel Masacayan sent me two ambigrams he created with his brand new Sony Vaio UX390N Micro PC and the fine lead tip of a mechanical pencil.
Ambigrams are graphics that spell a word that can be read in more than one orientation. For example, the image above is called a rotational ambigram and it reads "Jenn K. Lee" both right-side up and upside down.
If you aren’t viewing this from a handheld device that you can easily flip upside down, please don’t stand on your head to see what I mean. Have a look at these screenshots from the Nokia N800 instead.
And upside down:
Incredible, isn’t it?
Ruel also turned "pocketables" into a mirror-image ambigram, which is a graphic that can be read exactly as it is and, as its name implies, also when reflected in a mirror.
Outstanding work, Ruel!
To see more of his amazing ambigrams, check out his website.
If you’d like to submit an original piece of gadget-related artwork to be featured in the "pocketables artwork" series on this site, please email me.