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Escheresk

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by shasta


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Description:
I intended to make some sort of an M.C.Escher tribute here. I'm sorry this isn't very complete and far from being perfectly well done, but it somewhat started to make me feel dizzy...;) And even though I'm not very convinced by this, I don't think I'd come up with a way better execution soon.

I hope for Mr Escher that there are better tribute fonts for him out there! He'd definitely deserve it...

It was by the way funk_king's Impossible Alphabet that reminded me of this unfinished thing laying around in my messy unpublished fontstructions box, and made me take it out and finish it. (If you can call 42 characters "finished".)

Also check out Frodo7's Hommage à Escher, geneus1's IsoMatrix 3D, and funk_king's Soma for some other great Escher-esque fontcrafting!
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42 characters, 801 downloads
Created:
Sun, 10th May, 7:03 PM 2009
Last Edit:
Fri, 4th September, 9:23 AM 2009
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Discussion

funk_king
funk_king Wed, 29th July, 2009

you have created some intriguing geometry here. and yes i started getting vertigo myself and had to look away but can't help from looking :)


djnippa
djnippa Thu, 30th July, 2009

Amazing. Totally Brilliant.
The X is freakin me out!
love it
10/10


djnippa
djnippa Thu, 30th July, 2009

Any chance you could do a comma?
Plus I think 7 could be more like the X & Y. At the mo it looks like a backward F.


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Thu, 30th July, 2009

shasta, this is really excellent. I'm sure M.C. Escher would be pleased. :-)


Frodo7
Frodo7 Thu, 30th July, 2009

Brilliant work. I especially like the C,G,O and S. And the $ is very good too. They nicely capture the essence of M.C.Eschers' impossible geometry.
It is a strange coincidence, but my next font - soon to be released here - is also inspired by the Dutch master.


intaglio
intaglio Thu, 30th July, 2009

What a great movement this font has! And what is wrong with the execution? It looks perfect to me! I really like the V/W too. Ten ten ten.


Em42
Em42 Thu, 30th July, 2009

Ha ha, great! You developed the concept very consistently in each gliph!


jmarquez
jmarquez Thu, 30th July, 2009

Great Escher Tribute!
ps: you were a bit shy with "4"'s width...


shasta
shasta Thu, 30th July, 2009

Thanks, everybody... Wow, looks like you like it better then I do. :)

@djnippa: I've added a comma. Shame I can't really do an impossible comma. I tried, but it would end up way too big. As for the 7, I'll try something new there too...

@frodo: Can't wait to see it... :)

@intaglio: Maybe the execution of this particular concept isn't so bad, but I've tried a lot of different things trying to get a better 3d look, like diagonal perspective, shadow/light only etc, but I always failed as soon as it got to the "impossibleness". (Sounds somewhat logic, doesn't it?) So this particular design is just the only way I could do a complete set, but it looks too flat in my opinion.
I'm also not very happy with the cheap solution on B, K, R and 8... I'll see if I can make something better there.

@jmarquez: Corrected the 4's width... Good eye! :) This was again the old consistency trap, I wanted to keep all the characters on the same width.


gferreira_admin
gferreira_admin Fri, 31st July, 2009

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Escheresk” is now a Top Pick.


gferreira_admin
gferreira_admin Fri, 31st July, 2009

Superb!!

It could be nice to try out a wireframe variation.


gferreira_admin
gferreira_admin Fri, 31st July, 2009

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Escheresk” is now a current Featured FontStruction.


geneus1
geneus1 Sun, 2nd August, 2009

Twisty 3D! If this is far from being perfectly well done, I'd like to see how you could improve it. The flatness you mention only adds to the illusion of three dimensionality. There is a simultaneous 2D/3D quality that is implied. If you zoom into any character, it has proper 3D attributes. But when you pan to another section of the same character, the dimensionality shifts. Very Escheresque! I'm convinced, and I have a diagonal 3D shaded version.


p2pnut
p2pnut Sun, 2nd August, 2009

Incredible!!!!

I love MC Escher - In my office I used to have a pen and ink that I did in an Escheryish style, with the legend 'Do Not Adjust Your Brain, There's A Fault In Reality'
Not sure what my clients thought of it (I was a mental health social worker)


Magic Sam
Magic Sam Sun, 2nd August, 2009

Yeah, very unique. Like the $.


laurelwreath
laurelwreath Tue, 4th August, 2009

Very nice. I will enjoy looking it over. Thanks for sharing.


bbonas
bbonas Wed, 12th August, 2009

Oh! That's nice! That's brilliant! Congratulations! Very hard work!


shasta
shasta Thu, 20th August, 2009

Thanks for the kind comments everyone! Glad you like it!
I've just modified B, K, R, 3 and 8... I found the previous solutions too cheap, now they're a bit more wicked on the eye.;)
Might add a lowercase if I find some time next week, and maybe do a lighter version of this.


p2pnut
p2pnut Thu, 20th August, 2009

It looks even easier on the eye now. Looking forward to the l/c.


shasta
shasta Fri, 4th September, 2009

The Escheresk Sample as shown in my FontFeed mini-interview...

Note: this one is with the old version of R.

The Escheresk Sample as shown in my <a href="http://fontfeed.com/html/archives/focus-on-fontstructors-–-tobias-sommer-shasta/">FontFeed mini-interview</a>...
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<br/>Note: this one is with the old version of R.

SimonRobertson
SimonRobertson Sat, 5th September, 2009

just wonderful! the sample fromt he fontfeed really helps it shine!


maximus
maximus Tue, 22nd September, 2009

amazing work dear, you can defenitly come up with greater ones. The geometry, symmetry and balance can be achieved in small caps as well....you can do it.


elajaguar
elajaguar Tue, 29th September, 2009

i installed the font on my mac but it does not look like the sample. my says its the "regular" version and is all black. did i do something wrong?


shasta
shasta Tue, 29th September, 2009

No, you didn't. Font files never contain any colour, they're vector only files and thus black and white. You'll have to do the colouring yourself with the graphic program of your choice... (I used Illustrator's Live Paint tool for the job.)


elajaguar
elajaguar Wed, 30th September, 2009

thanks shasta


p2pnut
p2pnut Mon, 30th November, 2009

Just found this


gferreira_admin
gferreira_admin Thu, 24th December, 2009

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Escheresk” is now a current Featured FontStruction.


art2r
art2r Tue, 12th January, 2010

excellent..........
dobleces de papel


pain219
pain219 Sat, 7th August, 2010

that's some damn nice work.


urielnegro
urielnegro Thu, 7th April, 2011

the font for a real shirt!.



cam.ill
cam.ill Fri, 23rd December, 2011

Really a nice headline-font.. i used it for a poster for a goa-party. (NC of course:) Thanks, shasta!

Really a nice headline-font.. i used it for a poster for a goa-party. (NC of course:) Thanks, shasta!

Frodo7
Frodo7 Wed, 8th February, 2012

@shasta: I've seen the pictures of Deep Surface. Wonderful application of your font. (Unfortunately, I couldn't visit the exhibition itself.) Congratulations.


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Wed, 8th February, 2012

@cam.ill: Beautifull poster!


shasta
shasta Mon, 15th April, 2013

Catching up on posting some images of Escheresk in use that people sent me:

Escheresk was used as identity font for the Deep Surface exhibition at contemporary art museum CAM Raleigh in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was used both for advertising material as well as (which I really liked) for floor graphics in the exhibition. Here are a few photos, taken from the CAM website, as well as the identity designed by Denise Gonzalez Crisp.

Catching up on posting some images of Escheresk in use that people sent me:
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<br/>Escheresk was used as identity font for the <a href="http://camraleigh.org/exhibitions/2011deepsurface/">Deep Surface</a> exhibition at contemporary art museum <a href="http://camraleigh.org">CAM Raleigh</a> in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was used both for advertising material as well as (which I really liked) for floor graphics in the exhibition. Here are a few photos, taken from the CAM website, as well as the identity designed by Denise Gonzalez Crisp.

shasta
shasta Mon, 15th April, 2013

...and London-based creative collective DOSED uses Escheresk for their logo – with the letter components being colour-coded for the different creative disciplines they work in! They're also using the D as the loading icon when you open the website... How's that for tapping the full potential? :)

...and London-based creative collective <a href="http://www.dosed.co.uk">DOSED</a> uses Escheresk for their logo – with the letter components being colour-coded for the different creative disciplines they work in! They're also using the D as the loading icon when you open the website... How's that for tapping the full potential? :)
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elmoyenique
elmoyenique Mon, 15th April, 2013

Congrats, master!


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Mon, 15th April, 2013

That;s really awesome. :D


p2pnut
p2pnut Tue, 16th April, 2013

It's great to see this wonderful design in use. Congratulations.