Abbey Theatre Medal
This medal was designed for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. It made it to the finals of a contest with over 30 design and art students participating.
The concept behind it is expressed through the use of an ambigram. Ambigrams are words that can be read in different ways (here the words "Abbey Theatre can be read both vertically and horizontally). Inspired by the duplicity of theatre (the persons and the mask), this medal is simple yet conveys a high level of complexity.
The ‘A’ from the Abbey Theatre logo is used as a guide the viewer to the reading of both messages.
In a second version of the medal, the words can be read whether the medal is upside-down or not.