November 26, 2002 2:32 AM   Subscribe

Scott Kim's Inversions - an inversion is a word or name written so it reads in more than one way.
posted by mhjb (10 comments total)
Wow, your description didn't prepare me for how neat that was going to be. It's like incredibly high-brow streetcorner art.
posted by padraigin at 3:09 AM on November 26, 2002

This site didn't help my headache... ow.
posted by PenDevil at 4:20 AM on November 26, 2002

Very old, very famous, very cool. I remember making these of my name and those of my pals in middle school, which was an uncomfortable number of decades ago. Thanks for the nostalgia-hit!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:27 AM on November 26, 2002

Is it next quarter already?
posted by dhartung at 5:10 AM on November 26, 2002

Very nice! I especially like figure.
posted by taz at 5:25 AM on November 26, 2002

I'll bite. I was introduced to these things via John Langdon's Ambigrams. Cool stuff, even if seen before.
posted by Songdog at 6:26 AM on November 26, 2002

I was reading the new Clive Barker Book Abarat and had it sitting on my table upside down and realized the art for the title is an inversion. It really freaked me out!!
posted by archimago at 6:35 AM on November 26, 2002

My brother met Scott at a talk he gave years ago at UCSC. Afterwards he signed autographs - only in this case people requested inversions of their own names. My (very cool) brother knew I was a fan, so he requested my name instead of his.
posted by O9scar at 8:44 AM on November 26, 2002

I had the book Inversions back in the day, and I thought I'd see what Scott Kim had done lately. I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the ones I already knew done up as animations. Especially "figure," like you said, Taz.
posted by soyjoy at 11:17 AM on November 26, 2002

hi padraigin - yeah it's my first post, so i was shaking in my boots and not keen to stick my neck out too far.
posted by mhjb at 11:38 AM on November 26, 2002

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