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Angels & Demons: What's Behind that Strange Art

Ambigrams! - All those symbols flashing in Web site promos and posters promoting Ron Howard's new film Angels & Demons, based on the novel by Dan Brown, were created by a professor of typography. John Langdon, who, not by coincidence, shares the same last name as the film's protagonist played by Tom Hanks, has been creating ambigrams (words that can be read from left to right, upside down or from multiple viewpoints) since the 1970s. They were first seen by the public in Brown's novel, Angels and Demons, in 2000.

Five of Langdon's illuminati ambigrams play an integral part in Robert Langdon

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