Frustro Typeface: In-con-ceiv-a-ble

by jfjudah

I love the impossibilist M.C. Escher. He was a brilliant artist with a true gift, and he dreamed of the most astounding things. Or maybe they were nightmares. Either way, he was capable of turning his mental dissolutions into tangible fancies for the eye. Escher was an ace at perspective and lighting and realism and angles and subtlety — all necessary for the work by which he would be remembered.

Based on similar impossible angles, the Frustro typeface by Martzi Hegedűs is a solid entry in the category of the odd. It’s a fantastic face in the vein of Escher’s work that does exactly what it sets out to do: give the illusion of simultaneously looking down on the character and up at it. Shading is key here, as well as using it in display settings. I like it a lot.

Frustro Typeface by Martzi Hegedűs

Frustro Typeface by Martzi Hegedűs

Another in this category is Priori Acute by Jonathan Barnbrook, but his looks like a mix of concrete and ribbon.

Priori Acute Specimen

Priori Acute Specimen

(Via Shawn Blanc.)

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