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02/12/2014: Optical illusion typeface

Design student Martzi Hegedűs created this surprisingly functional typeface based on the famous Penrose triangle, an optical illusion akin to MC Escher’s “impossible objects.” Check out how the typeface came together here. Via Wired.

Acute Priori, Ctd

Marcus Leis Allion, co-designer of Acute Priori, reviewed in Hot Type (June 2010), has written to point out that the design was inspired more by the abstract/mathematical work of Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvärd (b. 1915) than by the illustrative work of M.C. Escher. And here’s more information on Reutersvärd, the “father of impossible figures”...