Hommage à Escher

by Frodo7
Cloned from Cubeology by Frodo7. See also Hommage a Escher v2 extLat by Frodo7.

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This is my homage to the late Dutch master. I tried to capture the impossible geometry, sense of space, and even the colours of his works. You can see and download the new v2 here:

Hommage a Escher v2


Hommage a Escher v2 extLat



You can see and download the new v2 here:
Hommage a Escher v2 and
Hommage a Escher v2 extLat

I've been working on this project since 21st July. It is still not complete: capitals and other characters are missing. But I couldn't wait any longer. I was also hampered by technical issues. No download possible at the moment, lost a few hours work several times after a failed saving attempt. Thus, I've made the decision to share this work as it is, and iron out the problems later.
Comment by Frodo7 5th august 2009
wow. there is no try - only do. and you did brother. wonderful. you've got the geometry and shading down. i think this portrays his style the best - working with geometry or science as the basis but giving it a nice folksy whimsical charm. fantastic.
Comment by funk_king 5th august 2009
I just had to sign in to say:

Comment by minimum 5th august 2009
Unbelievable. The g & 8 are off the chart.
Comment by djnippa 5th august 2009
Wow. This is mind-melting. Bravo.
Comment by afrojet 5th august 2009
The 8, the $, the &, the {} ... the whole thing!!!!! It's amazing. The mind boggling geometric, wonderful craziness of it.

There will be many twists and turns on the road to Upper Case, but you have set out on a noble path. You have done well halfling.
Comment by p2pnut 5th august 2009
This is great. I love it!
Comment by jinx 5th august 2009
WOW! This so cool. Nice work.
Comment by aphoria 5th august 2009
frodo, have you tried stripping a cloned version of everything except the basic 26 and puncuation to see if it will dl? nothing extreme as splitting the set (at least not yet :)
Comment by funk_king 5th august 2009
Impressive design and rendering tehnique, Frodo7!

There are many fonts I've held back so that others could share their creations. It was something I decided after hearing that some wouldn't have shared their designs after seeing mine. Throughout the process, I've played a little game of "When is someone going to come up with this?" in regards to public releases compared to my private stash. Uncannily, within the last two months, there have been about ten fontstructions by different fontstructors that similarly match what I have unreleased, ranging from the simple to the most complex. It's an interesting thing to see. Everyone's been doing great work. I'll be sharing these typefaces soon. Your design is the most unexpected I would think to find here. Shocking, really.

This sample is from IsoMatrix, fontstructed in June, 2008.
Comment by geneus1 5th august 2009
Lest anyone think I'm more weird than I really am...that "fuji" image in my comment above was actually attached to a comment on another font.

How it ended up here as well, I have no idea.
Comment by aphoria 5th august 2009
@ aphoria - i thought you were just being edgy or esoteric :)

@ geneus - i was just thinking with all this escher-inspired work being released that i'm sure geneus could do a killer interpretation. i wait with baited breath :)
Comment by funk_king 5th august 2009
Lower case letters have been released for download. I had to split them to make it work. Sorry for the inconvenience. It is an awkward solution, I know. It appears to me, that we suddenly grew out of FS.
Comment by Frodo7 5th august 2009
Thanks for the nice comments and votes.

@funk_king: I learned from you yesterday that some fontstructions are just way too big, and splitting them into smaller parts could be a remedy, though not totally painless. I also reported the problem to FS stuff to no avail. Frankly, I thought my project was doomed, but you saved the day. Thanks for that.

@djnippa: g was not easy. I had to increase the descender to accommodate it. The 8 is a different story. All I wanted to avoid the overused symmetrical version I could have created offhand. But I was not sure others would like it as much as I do.

@p2pnut: &, $ are third and fouth generation glyphs respectively. That means I deemed the previous versions unworthy to include in this first release. My favourite is the * (asterisk). The ß (eszett) also came out very nicely. It preserves the fusion of the long s and a lower case roman s.
The ø from the Danish and Norwegian alphabet gives a new dimension to the stroke.

@geneus1: Well, I don't know what to say. IsoMatrix has an apparent resemblance to my letters, especially the upper case. I have already finished the sketches of those too, and
I'm not going to change them just for the sake to be different. But the full history of this Escher-inspired design goes back to June 2003. Shortly after I saw the book "The Magic of M.C. Escher", the Belvedere, Man with Cuboid, and Waterfall in it, I started to do some drawings of 3D letterforms using cubes as pixels. But I made only a few letters back then. A couple of years later I started to work on this project again, and developed the optimal x-height to avoid the common hexagonal look of the rounded letters. I used Illustrator and simple colours for the different sides, but I could not convert the glyphs to B&W to make them acceptable to the font editor (TypeTool). The advent of FS suddenly opened up new possibilities. It was actually one of your works, Bevelicious, (and Bevel by minimum) that inspired me the most showing what FS was really capable of in the right hands. Had you published IsoMatrix before, it might have discouraged me to work on a similar project. It also might have had a strong influence on my work, too strong perhaps. On the other hand I should thank you for the inspiration of Bevelicious, and you should thank minimum for sharing Bevel with the FS community. Personally, I don't think that having a completed work in the drawer is of much use. It is as if it never existed. And consider the ephemeral lifespan of the average font. So, publish or perish, as the saying goes.

I wonder, why was my design so unexpected to you. The core idea of this paradox geometry preceded Escher, who saw it in earlier works. But he took it to artistic level by populating those dimensions with buildings, human figures and everyday objects. He also greatly improved the concept of using the laws of perspective in such a peculiar way so as to cheat the human eye. Likewise, the typographic idea has been circulating around for quite a while in logotype, pixel art, or even Flash
designs. It's not a surprise, that several people come up with the same idea, since we humans use the same hardware, our brain, our neural networks to create. The near simultaneity of same ideas could be explained by the zillions of visual stimuli raining on us every second, shaping our thoughts, capturing our imagination. Every historical period has a set of stimuli, call it style, trend or fashion. There is a lot of cross-pollination of ideas going on eversince the Web opened the floodgates of information. So it is not a question of IF, but WHEN an idea is to resurface again.
Comment by Frodo7 6th august 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Hommage a Escher” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 6th august 2009
Fantastic work, Frodo7. Many beautiful creative solutions, and at the same time very pleasant to read.

Yes, the size limit. Splitting one huge FontStruction into two or more smaller ones is a temporary work-around. We have plans to implement copy&paste between FontStructions, and we might be able to increase the size limit handled by the font generator. So there is hope to see Hommage a Escher in its full glory at some point. :-)

I have one little comment on the design: the horizontal bar of the t - did you try making it go up instead of down?
Comment by gferreira_admin 6th august 2009
Truely Superb!
Comment by JoeAllison 6th august 2009
Comment by jmarquez 6th august 2009
1 word: Wow!
Comment by oyrus 7th august 2009
Frodo, I agree that an idea can appear in different places, different minds, and at different times, too! And yet the physical manifestations of the idea, the results, can be very different. Check out Toit, a typeface created in 1998. I think yours is superior in many ways. Of course, there was no FontStruct in 1998... :-)
Comment by SquarePeg 7th august 2009
@gferreira: Thank you for your comment. Yes, I had a "t" with up-going horizontal bar. It was OK, easier to connect to most other letters, but having a text with it was a bit monotonous. Maybe I could include it as an alternative version, as I did with o and z.
Comment by Frodo7 7th august 2009
Truly a great fontstruction!
I can only imagine the patience involved, so I hope you take my humble suggestion from a very friendly perspective, Mr Baggins:
If the middle bars (I mean the downside of the p's belly, the upside of the b's belly or the inner loop of the e, etc) would actually touch the main bar, then the form would truly be an impossible 3d figure.
Just give it a thought on my behalf.
You still get a tener from me, for the quality of visual impact is neatly rendered.
Comment by cayo 7th august 2009
@cayo - Thank you for your comment. Believe me, I tested that version too. It would certainly enhance the Escher-effect. In the meantime it would disturb the integrity of the vertical stroke.
It is a matter of preference: I wanted my letters to be aesthetically pleasing even at the cost of 3D effects.
Comment by Frodo7 7th august 2009
Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic alphabet is fully supported now.
Comment by Frodo7 8th august 2009
This FontStruction keeps getting better and better!
Comment by SquarePeg 8th august 2009
I posted the Isomatrix sample in a congratulatory spirit. Please, don't change a single thing about your original design because of it. It is totally out of respect for having the skill, patience, and sagacity to work on such a sophisticated design because I fully understand what it took for you to achieve it.

I have the same Escher book and have been an amazed admirer for years. Thanks for the kudos on Bevelicious. The release of that fontstruction was meant to pay homage to minimum, who created the shading effect. Just as Framestore pays respect to Funk_King, Glossierre to Williaum, and Slink to afrojet and saberrider.

Re: "completed works in the drawer." They're not so much complete. But yeah, it's like the proverbial tree falling in the forest. But is something being heard via the creative manifestation of other fontstructors? ;-) Personally, it feels like working out in the gym when there's nobody there. No one sees, but I still reap the benefits of the workout. But I think I'm done now. Pursuing influences "too strong" sounds intriguing. Although, holding back was something done with community in mind by allowing others to have their own "Aha!" moments. It gives others the opportunity to discover new techniques internally, which can be more meaningful than having something told to you externally. It was also to satisfy a curiosity in creative synchronicity, while bypassing the ego fulfillment of being the first one to release a particular fontstructed style or technique.

Creative synchronicity happens everywhere and in anything since creativity comes from the same source. It's been seen here on Fontstruct several times. It takes a certain level of technical acumen and perspicacity for it to happen in complexity. I was going to go into a long treatise in Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's creativity and flow theory, but I'll stick to publishing fonts. The question to publish I wrestle with now is whether it is free or for a fee. I think this is a design worthy of professional consideration. I feel a growing number of fontstructions surpass competitive retail fonts in originality and design. I wonder how top fontstructors feel about that.

Re: unexpectation. For me, your design was unexpected mainly because of the difficulty and complexity required - in concept, time, as well as execution. Most wouldn't take up the time requirement to work at such a large scale, struggling with size proportions, brick conforming and angular alignment, etc. The number of characters you produced was impressive as well. It was also unexpected coming from you in regards to the type of work you've shared. Going from producing very clean text faces to a full-out shaded isometric 3D design is like a quantum leap. A great display of versatility. I actually thought Funk_King would delve into it first as an automatic progression from his Tesselation and Molecular series, which had the foundations of the 3D structure. This comment is turning into a novel, so I'll end it here and get back to fontstructing. Hearty applause to you for developing and sharing this homage.
Comment by geneus1 8th august 2009
@frodo - you may want to put links to the 2 files that can be downloaded in your description - until this one can be downloaded. your other ones are going to get buried and no one will be able to find them :(

@geneus - enjoyed your treatise :) i do so enjoy reading these comments from our more erudite fontstructors. it makes it seem like i'm doing much more important work than just playing with bricks :) bottom line - frodo7 is one badass. but then, so are you.
Comment by funk_king 9th august 2009
Frodo, I too meant my comparison to Toit as a compliment to your FontStruction. The shading alone is outstanding, but so are your characters, which are subtler and easier to read than Toit's (at least in my opinion).

Geneus, I have heard of this book "Flow" before. Now you've piqued my interest and I will look for it.
Comment by SquarePeg 9th august 2009
Comment by usarogersbros 13th august 2009
@SquarePeg - Thank you for your comment. Any comparison to a good commercial font is a compliment in itself. I didn't know about Toit until now, but I've seen a few 3D fonts. The common problem with them, they forgo legibility for a good 3D gimmick.
Comment by Frodo7 15th august 2009
A minor change were made in the title to be grammatically correct: a to à. There are some serious French folk about here on FS, I had to do it. It may broke some links. I am sorry for the inconvenience, in advance.
Comment by Frodo7 24th august 2009
Amazo-Natic, and Mouth Droppin'!!!
Comment by Gazek 2nd september 2009
The download link doesn´t work.

Good type.
Comment by ricardobpm 15th september 2009
@ricardobpm: Thank you for your comment. You can download the lower case in two separate files here:
Hommage à Escher LC1
Hommage à Escher LC2
Comment by Frodo7 19th september 2009
After more than six consecutive weeks of leading the Top Pick list Hommage à Escher finally slipped down to the second place. Normally, I would not bother to mention it. It had its days of glory, more than any humble designer would want. Every fontstruction seems to have a natural life cycle, and HàE is no exception. To be honest, I was a bit tired of being on the top for so long, and lamented on it elsewhere in my personal communications.

This is a nice font, not even finished yet, but to put it on the top of a list, 1700+ strong, of selected beauties, looks clearly unrealistic. I would even go so far as to say it doesn't make any sense at all. There are so many brilliant works, Top Picks, Hidden Gems, or yet undiscovered gems, as well as long forgotten ones, that would have had deserved more exposure. This situation, sometimes refered to as the ivory tower effect, is a result of the Reality Distorsion Field of the current rating system. There is very little we can do about. I would even question of the whole concept of measuring and quantifying artistic performance (see Mr. Keating's point on the idea of mathematical literary criticism, Dead Poets Society, a 1989 film starring Robin Williams).

One tiny detail, however, that burns me, is that the changing of places was not achieved by giving more high votes for other fontstructions. Oh no! It was merely done in the last two-three days by adding a few low votes to HàE resulting in a sudden drop of 0.2 of average rating. For a long time this font had no lower rating that 8. Now the chart looks more like Barad-dûr accompanied by the plateau of Gorgoroth. Think about it. It's a lot more effective way to manipulate the ratings with just a few votes.

I wonder if we could do anything to stop the corrupt minds, who think the Top Pick rating is a value above all values including morals.
Comment by Frodo7 29th september 2009
i think your streak was even more remarkable given that the font couldn't be downloaded. so with all due respect to your gracious attitude, hommage rules :) alas, the evil that lurks in the heart of man will manifest however it can. it seems we can battle and defeat it, but it remains slithering about. just continue to produce the exception work that you have and i'm sure the font gods will continue to be kind to you :)
Comment by funk_king 29th september 2009
For casual visitors, having Top Picks in rank order makes sense but for people who visit FS daily [or those who never log off (*points to self*)], it does gets monotonous to see the same fonts on the TP list every time. It got so redundant for me that I almost never go to that page anymore, and only visit it when some comment point to it. I also came to disregard the ratings. I used to obsess over every little tenth of a point increase or decrease in the ratings of my (and other's as well) fontstructions. Now I have no idea where they stand. And it surprises me that sooo many of the FSions in the 1700+ TPs have so few raters. I don't understand why people don't rate fonts more often. It takes a simple click as you scroll down the list of Everything list. It's couldn't be easier. Maybe a random order in the TP list would liven things up.
Comment by minimum 29th september 2009
@djnippa: Thank you for your comment. I just want to make it clear, that my afternoon lamentation above was not about my font, but rather about some controversial issues related to the current rating system. When I mention the undiscovered or long forgotten gems, I think first and foremost of Tessellation 2, my long time favourite. (Please, don't take my words as cheap flattery, I really mean it without having any collateral interest.) And there are many more breathtakingly brilliant designs that should have been
stationary features of the front page, serving as inspirational guidance to benefit the whole FS community.

@minimum: The Top Pick and the rating system have some practical use, but only in a special frame of reference. These kind of systems were invented and introduced to sort a large number of items and to give a rough guidance of their relative value (e.g. Pop charts, Amazon.com book ratings, stock ratings). For most fontstructions, mainly the doodles, that's fine. For the top 5-10% that reach the artistic level it is meaningless. Imagine to visit the Louvre in Paris, or the Uffizi in Florence and find the paintings and sculptures sorted and
displayed in the following order: 1. Mona Lisa by Leonardo, 9.999 points; 2. La Madonna di San Sisto by Rafaello, 9,998; 3. David by Michelangelo, 9.997, so on and so forth.

I also wrote a short opinion on why are so few votes. Here is an excerpt:

The more votes, the better – I agree with this principle, and any measure that increase the voters turn up is positively welcome. However, we also know (at least since the Bush vs. Al Gore case, 2000) that many people simply do not vote. They walk into the boot and cast an empty ballot. Or they just stay at home. (A clear case for FS “under-vote”: when someone leaves a comment but gives no rating.) An under-vote or a no-vote is very informative. It could tell that
a) people just can’t make up their mind, because too little information is given about the artwork;
b) they don’t know how to vote: no clear guidance was given as to what count as 1,2,3,…10.
c) they don’t trust the system;
d) they don’t belive their vote will count/matter;
e) they think it’s too much fuss about nothing, etc. My point is that these abstainings constitute a large body of opinion, we only have to learn how to listen to. (Blog > Adjusting the rating system, comment-648)
Comment by Frodo7 29th september 2009
@Frodo7: I agree with a lot of the things you've said here and in other threads. The rich catalog of FontStructions needs to be more visible to the outside world and easier to browse. We are aware of this, and we are working on improvements. Things are getting better little by little — it's just a matter of time and patience.

[Also, please remember that this service is provided for free (gratis), and we have limited resources etc. Keeping FontStruct alive and growing is a big challenge.]

Half of the glass is full. We do have several tools to encourage sharing and enable self-publishing — from the CC-licenses and the widget to the 'share' button and Twitter/Flickr integration in the live feed. Anyone can blog about his/her FontStruction(s) elsewhere — typerider and sketchbookB come to my mind as examples —, and we are always happy to tweet or blog about it. There is even a FontStruct Forum now! :-)

I understand there are frustrations here and there, but they are part of the process. Believe me, I have my frustrations here and there too. :-) But then I look at what FontStruct has achieved, and think about all the great work and great people working together here, and it fills me up with pride and inspiration. FontStruct is not the first open-source bottom-up collaborative type foundry, but is certainly the most vibrant, creative and productive one. (What a better example of the power of FontStructor, the talent of FontStructors and the wisdom of the FontStruct community than this very thread?)

edit (30/09/09): added links to blogs.
Comment by gferreira_admin 29th september 2009
@gferreira: Dear Gustavo, You are absolutely right: the glass is half full. Fontstruct is a wonderful place to be. I had the privilege to witness its development in the last four and a
half months, a relatively brief period of time. The steady improvement of the application / service itself, and the bewildering array of new font designs are colossal achievements you can be very proud of. Fontstruct is a microcosmos with a divers ecosystem of competing and ever evolving creatures (e.g. positrolls). The FS community is a dynamic, prolific, and multicultural one showing a healthy growth, and I am very happy to be part of it. I am sorry if I expressed some impatience (part of my nature is that restless Tookish side:)), it was all for the "betterment" of FS.

Fontstruct Forum: very good tidings. I'll check it out and post my first topic. Similarly, typerider and sketchbookB sound promising.
Comment by Frodo7 30th september 2009
wow.. you are the perfectionist! amazing..
Comment by nusferatu 5th november 2009
Molto bello, complimenti !!!
Comment by Mario Berta (bertamario) 24th november 2009
In the same prerspective wanted as cayo (humble suggestion), to get the 3D effect with the elegance of the vertical stroke why don't you make it appear as that the line goes behind the b, p, or e.

It might still get rid of the vertical stroke effect, so just take it into consieration if you don't mind.
Comment by noneo 4th december 2009
@noneo: Thank you for your comment. If I understand you correctly ("...to get the 3D effect with the elegance of the vertical stroke why don't you make it appear as that the line goes behind the b, p, or e"), it would affect the X-height and the whole look of the particular glyph. However, I am open minded to any reasonable idea, and some of them may find their way into the OT version as alternatives. Despite the unchanged façade I'm still working on this font, creating the missing glyphs and changing some existing ones. This original release remains unchanged, for it became too big for FS and metastable, and I don't want to loose it.
Comment by Frodo7 4th december 2009
Just for the record: In the last 2-3 days this work received 4 votes. First a 5 and a 6, and yesterday two 1s. This concerted effort sent down HàE to the 5th place on the Top Pick list by December 5, 2009 (that's today). I don't want to repeat my opinion on this whole affair, you can read it in my earlier comment (written on Tue, 29th September, 1:49 PM).

I also noticed recent down-votes in many other cases targeted largely the best works of fellow members. These votes have nothing to do with critique or evaluation, their only motive is malice. Fontstruct used to be a nice place with a high moral and creative spirit. Now trolls roaming around unchallenged...

To give the lowest possible rating is a grave insult in itself. I don't think I should take it without a word. I have decided not to release the second half and the new completed version of this font on FS. Are you happy now?!
Comment by Frodo7 5th december 2009
I can see just how annoying this is to you, but don't allow it to make you bitter.

There seems to be two main types who inhabit FS (excluding the occasional seeker of fonts or casual visitor).

The first are long time members, those with a genuine interest in typography and design. These are the ones who make erudite and apposite remarks about a design and who seek to help by their comments.

A more recent phenomenon is the sudden, temporary, influx of students who have been set a project. The crowd from Bristol for instance. Many of them produced work of a really high standard and generally treated FS with some respect. Currently we seem to have a batch from a school ... judging by comments that some have left, they are from an infant school ... perhaps the most responsible use of the net that they have been exposed to previously is MSN chat or Facebook.

It's a shame that their teachers/carers don't monitor the site for behaviour.

Don't worry Frodo old pal ... they will soon be moving on to another project (a comb and paper orchestra perhaps) and we will be left with the hardcore of people who actually care about design.
Comment by p2pnut 5th december 2009
@will.i.ૐ: It is hidden now by Gustavo. Thanks for your vigilance. The only problem I can still see the hidden posts. It is the most indecorous ribaldry. Is it possible to delete them permanently ?
Comment by Frodo7 11th december 2009
(Yes, done.)
Comment by gferreira_admin 11th december 2009
@gferreira: Thank you.
Comment by Frodo7 11th december 2009
so good to see this back on and up top. and now fully downloadable for everyone to enjoy. thanks :)
Comment by funk_king 1st january 2010
Back ... and back where it belongs :)
Comment by p2pnut 2nd january 2010
I saw this quote and immediately thought of Hommage a Escher ...
Comment by p2pnut 6th january 2010
"it is certain because it is impossible"
Comment by p2pnut 6th january 2010
@p2pnut: Thank you for the pictures. It's good to see the download is working. The kerning is pretty good. How did you do it?
I also noticed this font works well with Latin text.

I'm just making the finishing touches on the new, revised version. The problem is it's too big (again) to fit in a single fontstruction.
Comment by Frodo7 8th january 2010
The kerning was as it was - straight out of the box. I didn't need to change anything :)
Comment by p2pnut 10th january 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Hommage à Escher” is now a current Featured FontStruction.
Comment by afrojet 25th january 2010
I really like the selected word for the feature: Twisted.
This & the fact that Hommage à Escher is an indirect (or maybe direct) factor in the improvement of the FontMortar.
So as I'm happy that this baby is finally fully downloadable & I congratulate you, Sr. Bolsón, I also believe a big couple of thums up go to Sr. Meek & everybody over at FS.

And everything is looking fine.
Comment by cayo 25th january 2010
I am simply in love with the $.
I can't get over it.
Comment by ssaamm 7th february 2010
This is awesome. Love it.
Comment by optrirominiluikus 5th may 2010
Growing pains?
Comment by thalamic 9th may 2010
@thalamic: Thank you for raising the issue. I've seen this font picture for several seconds before the real one has loaded. There are many more, usually complicated or large fontstructions affected by this glitch.
Comment by Frodo7 9th may 2010
I've noticed this as well, and I'm working on it!
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 9th may 2010
@meek: Rob, why not turn this bug/glitch into a money-making effort?

Other FontStructors could pay to have their particular font(s) show up as placeholders until the real FontStruction is finally generated! (Similar to mandatory advertising before watching a video clip.)

:^) :^) :^)
Comment by Goatmeal 9th may 2010
@Meek: Of course, I am only kidding / joking about my previous comment here (re: suggesting that people pay for font promotion here).
Comment by Goatmeal 9th may 2010
Really good! It must have taken you ages!
Comment by authorgirl 24th may 2010
@authorgirl: Thank you for your comment. The actual fontstruction started in late July 2009, and the extended Latin set was completed by the end of December (with several weeks or months in between, when I was working on something else). But the early history of this font goes back to 2003. You can read more about it above. Please, find the new version here:
Hommage à Escher v2
Hommage à Escher v2 extLat.
Comment by Frodo7 24th may 2010
super la typo.
Comment by seve 6th july 2010
Nice work so far. Even without capital.
Comment by electropopx 15th july 2010
@electropopx: Thank you for your comment. This font has been completed, including the capitals. For technical reasons, the new complete version (v2) comes as two separate parts; see the links above.
Comment by Frodo7 15th july 2010
This is really pretty great. The best part for me is that at small sizes, when you can't see the weird/cool perspective stuff anymore, the letterforms are really pleasing. Nice work.
Comment by nicholasgross 16th july 2010
Thanks..is very very good !!! Complementi....piacere...
Comment by ficodesigner 19th july 2010
Outstanding. Extremely awesome.
Comment by Romeo Figueroa 20th july 2010
Nice font. I've done a similar hommage in 2008. I've decided to go with the most restricting grid I could find, thus being a 3x3x3 cube. This font won an award too… Enjoy!
Comment by e.m.p 28th july 2010
awesome Frodo7, simply awesome.
Comment by jscastro 2nd august 2010
Too many comments 2 read! :A(
Comment by Bismuth 25th december 2010
I think you broke the letters. All I see is a-f.
Comment by Bismuth 27th january 2011
How do you use the pixels to make different shades?
Comment by Bismuth 5th march 2011
And why is it that nobody else has commented since then?
Comment by Bismuth 5th march 2011
hi. nice font. i am hopelessly lost :(
i just got here last night. how do i make a second test font? i was just messing around and made a couple of letters that are not so great and i want to start a new test.
help, please? i can't seem to find a way to reach the live chat section so i had to find a comment box, sorry.
Comment by ladyfur 9th march 2011
I thank you all your comments and generous votes.

@Bismuth: To see all glyphs, select "All Letters" from the View menu (bottom right corner at the preview), and then select "Full screen". Depending on the resolution of your computer's screen, you can see most of the letters with little scrolling.
Different shades: one side is solid black, one is vertically striped, and one is checkered. You can see the patterns in detail if you magnify the letters. Use the Zoom tool, or click the PXL button while holding down the Shift key.
This is the first, the original version of HáE. If you want to visit the new extended version, there are two links provided in my very first comment.

@ladyfur: Thank you for your comment. There is no live chat section on Fontstruct. We've got Fontstruct Live, a collection of recent comments on different fonts organized in temporal sequence. Perhaps, the best way to start is to take an existing fontstruction you like, and modify it. There are quite a few fontstructions you can clone, study, and modify, just look for the "Clone" button below the preview window. Good luck.
Comment by Frodo7 9th march 2011
Comment by Pavlovili 10th march 2011
Wonderful. By why in French ? He was DUTCH.
Comment by philk5 29th march 2011
it has a kind of van der rohe style.. u rules man.
Comment by urielnegro 7th april 2011
Comment by cancan13 17th july 2011
@cancan13: There is a new version, v2, and it works reportedly.
Hommage a Escher v2 and
Hommage a Escher v2 extLat.
Comment by Frodo7 18th july 2011
I've combined all the glyphs into one .ttf file.
I can remove it from Mediafire if you wish.
Comment by djnippa 18th july 2011
Here's the download link:-
Hommage à Escher V2 Combined
Comment by djnippa 18th july 2011
@djnippa: That's great. Thank you. It saves a lot of time.
Comment by Frodo7 18th july 2011
Now that is really great work...
All my compliments!
Comment by Cinzana 13th october 2011
FONTastic!! (oc O )
Comment by Koobooki 5th april 2012
Stumbled across this:-

...you have also had 157 downloads from the link I set up. You may want to put it in your description section.
Comment by djnippa 6th april 2012
This is my fave font the 3D effect is great.
Comment by Mark Emery (hi-ya) 23rd april 2012
Awesome font, I wish I was this good! I was wondering, can you create different shades in fontstruct, or do you have to make them out of bricks? Thanks!
Comment by Rachel B. (raerae99b) 18th june 2012
@raerae99b: Fonts are basically single colour vector graphics. You can make different shades of grey using patterns. I've already created a palette of grey, anyone can clone it and use it:

Gray Scale
Comment by Frodo7 27th june 2012
how can you make text like this in different whitish grey colors? i am jealous!
Comment by chase428 14th july 2012
Love this font.

I see that this has a Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license – is there any possibility of this font being used for commercial purposes (for example, for use in a logo?)
Comment by emellekaye 15th august 2012
Very nice 3D font!!!
Comment by DaStarCoder (DaStargate) 11th november 2012
Very nice 3D font!!!
Comment by DaStarCoder (DaStargate) 11th november 2012
One word. Wow.
Comment by Cupcake114115 16th november 2012
Thank You So Much >>....
Comment by konanko 20th november 2012
how can i download and use the font inn microsoft paint or word ?
Comment by eframtz 16th january 2013
Me like.
Comment by Bungee Bungalow 25th march 2013
AWESOME!!!!!!!! Made this for u:)
Comment by dani274b 1st april 2013
@dani274b: Thank you for your comment and the nice sample. Actually, I'm working on a similar font - 3D cubic - and it is soon to be released. If you liked HaE, than you might like this new font too.
Comment by Frodo7 1st april 2013
I guess someone's now making money from something very similar. http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mmc-typodrome/penrose-geometric/
Comment by djnippa 8th may 2013
I'm having probs uploading image. Please delete empty comments.
Comment by djnippa 8th may 2013
Comment by elmoyenique 8th may 2013
@djnippa (nice to find you here again!) & Frodo7: I think it's not the same font, but it's the similar idea... IMHO, It's only a case of convergent inspiration, not a trying to steal the original font. You talk.
Comment by elmoyenique 8th may 2013
Comment by elmoyenique 8th may 2013
@djnippa and elmoyenique: Thank you for informing me about Penrose Geometric. It is a different looking font based on the same 3D concept as some fonts here on Fontstruct including IsoMatrix 3D by geneus1, Escheresk by shasta, Soma by funk_king, and Hommage a Escher, as well as Voxelstorm from my workshop. This is a wake-up call for me to hurry up and publish my works on myfonts.com and make some money.
Comment by Frodo7 13th may 2013
Really lovely!
Comment by KirstyCol 22nd june 2013
@frodo7: Remove @RudyB's comment, it is simply spam.
Comment by Jamie Place (FontBlast) 11th september 2013
OMG this is awesome, definitely using this for my Art Project, Thanks for the awesome font
Comment by MindfulKoala 22nd october 2013
insanely great. incredibly creative and effective solutions. one of my favorite fontstuctions ever
Comment by Isaiah Montoya (aerolynx) 5th january 2014
It's an amazing font. So many thanks!!
Comment by dodirios 22nd february 2015
Do my eyes deceive me? ...No?! This is a work of art!
Comment by SilverfishJockey 13th march 2015


Comment by Alexleklub 30th november 2016

wowww so cool!

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Comment by Genius_Hour_Project 11th may 2021

Love it! That dollar sign twists the mind

Comment by ScandanavianAlien 25th february 2022

Your look at this!

Comment by ltsds2123 11th july 2022

could you add "ñ"

Comment by lucapri 11th august 2022

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