Derby #286: Escher-esque
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Chess-scher

Chess-scher
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gaelvin


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I've always liked how Escher played with optical illusions. Here's my attempt at an Escher-esque design... somehow, chess pieces seem to fit with his aesthetic.

daletheskater


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looks great!

designfrankenstein


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Looks awesome! As if Chess wasnt complicated enough
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madtrees


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gaelvin wrote:I've always liked how Escher played with optical illusions. Here's my attempt at an Escher-esque design... somehow, chess pieces seem to fit with his aesthetic.


I really like this drawing I hope it can become a shirt. I have a few Escher prints at the house. Nice work

gaelvin


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designfrankenstein wrote:Looks awesome! As if Chess wasnt complicated enough


Yeah. I tried to work out how it would work... Ingot as far as the fact that the Bishops could change the colors of the squares they occupy, but I couldn't figure out how or why a piece would switch perspective... then the White Rook peeked over the top and I realized that there's ANOTHER dimension. I gave up at that point.

gaelvin


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madtrees wrote:I really like this drawing I hope it can become a shirt. I have a few Escher prints at the house. Nice work


Thanks a lot! I'd love to see it as a shirt myself (but I'd settle for an Honorable Mention in the Derby )

gaelvin


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daletheskater wrote:looks great!


Thanks a lot!

kirby17


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I don't think the positioning of the pieces is accurate, also the rook is floating.

nimrond


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I don't see any rook floating, but some of the pieces areN#t in fact central to their squares, no matter which way you look at them. Still a great design!

doctorclark


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nimrond wrote:I don't see any rook floating, but some of the pieces areN#t in fact central to their squares, no matter which way you look at them. Still a great design!


When I play.chess, I ensure that every piece is precisely centered on its square.

What's it going to be then, eh?

nimrond


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doctorclark wrote:When I play.chess, I ensure that every piece is precisely centered on its square.


I meant that as a reply to Kriby17 about the positioning. And truth be told, I somehow would prefer a central placement from an aesthetic point of view.

tjschaeffer


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The perspective on this makes my head hurt. Really well done design.

gaelvin


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tjschaeffer wrote:The perspective on this makes my head hurt. Really well done design.


Thanks... it's how Escher played with optical illusions and perspectives that made me think of combining a chess board with the cube illusion. It seemed to fit with his aesthetic really well.

tjschaeffer


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gaelvin wrote:Thanks... it's how Escher played with optical illusions and perspectives that made me think of combining a chess board with the cube illusion. It seemed to fit with his aesthetic really well.


I think you did a great job. What's really cool as I look at it is the fact that the way I view the cube changes depending entirely on the direction of the chess piece I'm looking at.

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