‘Frustro’, A Mind-Bending Typeface That Is Geometrically Impossible
Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher continues to be an inspiration for designers today who like to create mind-bending works.
One such person is 25-year-old graphic designer Martzi Hegedűs from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.
Hegedűs has created an Escher-inspired typeface called ‘Frustro’, two-dimensional alphabets that also look like 3D projections.
Upon closer examination though, the letters of the alphabet appear geometrically impossible.
The font applies the Penrose triangle concept, taking the top-left and bottom-right portion of each character from a 3D typeface, and combining them into an impossible result as it seems to be facing two different directions.
“At the beginning I did not expect Frustro to be used,” he tells Fast Co. Design. “However, I started to make it as a computer font just for the challenge.”
Hegedűs is now finalizing an OpenType version to be made available more widely.
[via Fast Co. Design]