How to make Ambigrams / Inversions with Inkscape

Should you do this with a computer at all?

I only sit down in front of the computer once the design is done on paper. I've tried making Ambigrams on the computer directly, but found it too cumbersome compared to paper. However, re-drawing a design on the computer will often result in a nicer and more consistent lettering and can help making the words really symmetric.

For most of the Ambigrams above, I used the Inkscape vector graphics editor. It is free software and available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS, so it may also be the right tool for you. :)

Somewhere in his Gallery, Scott Kim says that he uses Adobe Illustrator, so if you already own that, that might work for you too.

Some Inkscape tricks