What is an ambigram? It's a combination of illusion, typographic manipulation, and creative thinking; a design that, when seen from a different perspective, reveals another word. Made popular by Dan Brown's best-selling novel Angels & Demons, ambigrams have made their way into books, clothing lines, and tattoos all around the world. If you've ever wondered how ambigrams come to life, this is your opportunity to find out! Create your own ambigram with Nikita Prokhorov, author of Ambigrams Revealed, an international collection of ambigrams, ambigram case studies, and writing from some of the world's top ambigram and graphic designers. During this Ambigram Workshop, you will learn to analyze a word to determine its potential as an ambigram, as well as explore how to develop ambigrams—beginning with the rough sketch and ending with a perfectly drawn final solution—ready for any number of final applications.
Nikita is a graphic designer and a former college professor of graphic design. Nikita's work has been published in HOW Magazine, Logolounge, and several other collections of logo/identity books. For the last ten years he has been a freelancer, and has worked as an advertising designer for Scuba Diving Magazine, as well as for several firms in NYC, where he currently resides. He is a minimalist at heart and has a soft spot for beautiful letterforms, hand-lettered typography, and propaganda-era posters. His latest project, Ambigrams Revealed, is an international collection of the best examples of this unique art form.
Ticket price Includes: Admission, supplies, snacks and beverages. All participants will also receive a limited edition numbered letterpressed card. Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite writing implement if they have one.
Purchase a copy of Ambigrams Revealed for $10 (a $15 value) in addition to your ticket. Available while supplies last.
When (Choose one of two times during registration)
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 6:30pm
Design Leader - $15
Sustaining Member - $30
Supporter - $45
Contributor - $60
Non member/Friend - $75
Student - $45
Student Non-member - $65
Educator - $45
Cancelations with 72 hours notice will receive 100% refund minus a small processing fee. Cancelations with 48-72 hours notice will receive 50% refund. No refund can be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice.
About AIGA Philadelphia
In 1981, a group of Philadelphia designers formed AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Presently the chapter is comprised of over 600 members. AIGA Philadelphia’s purpose is both integral and complementary to the national organization: to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force through lectures, exhibitions, periodicals and other activities.Become a member today.