John Langdon

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Birthday
19, 1946
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
19, 1946 (age 74)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

American painter and graphic designer particularly known for his poster art and artistic ambigrams. Also a writer, he published a 1992 work called Wordplay that includes both ambigrams and essays.

Before Fame

He studied English at Dickinson College and later taught typography at Pennsylvania's Drexel University.

Trivia

He was influenced by the work of M.C. Escher and inspired by the Taoist yin/yang symbol.

Family Life

Born into a literary, academic, and artistic family, he was the son of a schoolteacher and the grandson of an artist and a poet.

Associated With

He was the inspiration for the character of Robert Langdon in author Dan Brown's popular novel The Da Vinci Code.