Since I was a kid, I have always been a fan of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher‘s visual paradoxes. I am still very intrigued by his altering the logic of space and dimension. Emigre has just released Priori Acute, a typeface that takes its cues from some of his work. These characters are impossible drawings that rely on the brain’s insistence upon using visual clues to construct a three-dimensional object from a two-dimensional representation. This is the idea behind Roger Penrose’s impossible triangle.
This is just a display typeface that would be great for headlines, initial-caps or possibly logo design. FUN!