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Frustro: The Impossible Typeface
March 23, 2012 7:02 AM   Subscribe

Hungarian designer Martzi Hegedűs has created a single typeface, titled Frustro, on the sole premise of making it impossible.
posted by Foci for Analysis (21 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
I clicked the link expecting to hate it as some dadaist art-nonsense.

Whoa.

Now I want to incorporate it into my CAD isometric drawings, just to fuck with plan reviewers. (my plumbers already know I'm nuts.)
posted by notsnot at 7:07 AM on March 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


This hurts deliciously.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:10 AM on March 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


F is possible, no?
posted by nathancaswell at 7:10 AM on March 23, 2012


as is L, I, 7, 1, !, ¡, = etc
posted by nathancaswell at 7:12 AM on March 23, 2012


Metafilter: This hurts deliciously.
posted by RolandOfEld at 7:15 AM on March 23, 2012


That's actually really cool - I was expecting something like that nutty dotty font from a few days ago.
posted by zeoslap at 7:23 AM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


In general, I think you need a closed loop for a letter to be made "impossible" in this way.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:33 AM on March 23, 2012


Eschertype?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:34 AM on March 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


Typeface nerds are nerds. That said, this is really cool.
posted by scratch at 7:46 AM on March 23, 2012


The perfect font for public transit. Everyone already thinks their transit system is designed to fuck with them - now there is the font to PROVE IT.
posted by Salmonberry at 7:46 AM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


This font now required for all Inception memes.
posted by immlass at 8:17 AM on March 23, 2012


Coming soon to a bad near future sci-fi novel cover near you.
posted by Grimgrin at 8:20 AM on March 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


I want that.
posted by bz at 8:41 AM on March 23, 2012


In general, I think you need a closed loop for a letter to be made "impossible" in this way.

I thought so too, but look at 'E'. It seems more like you need two or more "nodes", a node being either where two lines meet, or a single line turns so that one of its four sides gets hidden and another side gets un-hidden.

posted by benito.strauss at 8:55 AM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


F is possible, no?

No. The two horizontal bars are incongruous.
posted by John Cohen at 10:10 AM on March 23, 2012


Wow, that really reminds me of the old Lode Runner games.
posted by xedrik at 11:57 AM on March 23, 2012


The 'G' is pretty awesome - reminds me of the infinity symbol.
posted by jillithd at 12:39 PM on March 23, 2012


Looking at that made me make a groaning sort of hfwaah sound. It does something to my head.
posted by lucidium at 2:12 PM on March 23, 2012


Surely the angle you see most often says something about the way your brain is wired. Also...ouch.
posted by Noon Under the Trees at 7:54 PM on March 23, 2012


Best Font Ever
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 8:19 PM on March 23, 2012


I was wondering how they would do "I" but I guess they did OK. Still 'possible' but not as a rectangular solid.
posted by delmoi at 8:37 PM on March 23, 2012


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