Professor Langdon

Professor Langdon

Professor Langdon
November 2, 2009

I’m introducing a new site, dedicated specifically to the aspect of my work now known, many thanks to Dan Brown, as Symbology. Please have a visit to

I hope you enjoy it.


Fan Letters at MICA
October 16, 2009

On Thursday, October 29, Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen are hosting a launch party for for their new book, Lettering and Type (which will include a number of my ambigrams) at the Maryland Institute College of Art. “Fan Letters”: As part of the festivities, 26 artists and designers will each make a presentation about a letter of the alphabet. I’ll be reading my dramatic poem, “A Brief History of the Letter X,” written especially for this occasion. The event is free and open to the public. Should be fun!


Mohonk Mountain House
September 27, 2009

I’ll be one of the featured speakers at Will Shortz’ annual Wordplay Weekend at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, November 13–15.


Featured in ICON Magazine
September 9, 2009

Delaware Valley residents: Don’t miss this month’s issue of ICON magazine!


Logo for
August 31, 2009

Typedia is a community-driven website that classifies typefaces. I recently designed its logo and then wrote about the process.

Read the story behind it on Typedia.


AIGA New Mexico Seminar
August 24, 2009

Maggie Macnab, Joel Nakamura and John Langdon present a half-day seminar that explores the fascinating relevance of symbolism to effective and engaging visual communications. The seminar takes place at the Santa Fe Complex in Santa Fe, NM, on Saturday, September 19th, 9:00am–12 noon. For more information go to the event’s website.


Angels & Demons Red Carpet
August 10, 2009







Red Carpet for Angels & Demons
May 24, 2009

The Red Carpet premiere was a blast!


Angels & Demons display on Sony Building
May 6, 2009

This Angels & Demons display is in front of the Sony Building on Madison Ave. in NY, featuring animated ambigrams! (Start spreadin’ the news… )


Interview at
May 5, 2009

I’m interviewed at


Photo © Frances Schwabenland 2008. Used with permission.

Angels & Demons website
April 14, 2009

See my Angels & Demons ambigrams at the film’s promotional site (much more than you will, or did, in the film).

March 21, 2009

Following a short theatrical run in England, Monkeyshine was recently released on DVD, exclusively on A year and a half ago, I created an ambigram that plays, shall we say, a pivotal role in this film. The BBC has acclaimed Monkeyshine highly as “a little gem”, “grounded and believable”, and “expertly shot.”