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  • adj. Resembling the works of M C Escher (1898-1972), Dutch artist, characterised by explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellation.

Etymologies

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Escher +‎ -esque

Examples

  • Vomit slides between the joints of an Escheresque tableaux of intertwined limbs and torsos.

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  • The narratives, whose characters sometimes interconnect across different series, step through deeper visionary projections like a literary Möbius strip or an Escheresque universe where meaning is relative to itself.

    Kiša Lala: Mythographers: Recalling The Future, Foretelling The Past

  • The narratives, whose characters sometimes interconnect across different series, step through deeper visionary projections like a literary Möbius strip or an Escheresque universe where meaning is relative to itself.

    Kiša Lala: Mythographers: Recalling The Future, Foretelling The Past

  • I don't have so much of a problem with an improbably spiky spaceship as long as it's not part of a movie that's been retroconned in such a convoluted fashion that it becomes almost Escheresque in its attempts to sell itself as anything but a Star Trek movie while actually being called Star Trek.

    Star Trek

  • Watching The John McCain Show is like watching a trapped animal gnaw off its own head to escape (an M.C. Escheresque proposition, but you get the idea).

    Steven Weber: DamNation

  • As she described what re-packing my Keihl's lip gloss and foundation would entail -- the Escheresque route leading back to my Samsonite - going backwards through the screening check-point, the escalator and hallway to the cordoned maze of the ticket line, I felt a modern mixture of frustration and fatigue, pettiness, danger and pointlessness, ending in ennui and dismay.

    Devon O'Brien: This Wild Balloon

  • As a simultaneous circlejerk and collective cockblock, the scene was both Escheresque and Kafkaesque.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • Here is an Escheresque self portrait by Space Shuttle crew member Steve Robinson.

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  • Framestore CFC, incidentally, is the company behind the FX for a number of impressive commercials such as the Escheresque Audi 'Illusions', the Levi's 'Odyssey', the Guinness 'Surfer', and the Blackcurrant Tango 'St George'.

    The Last Dragon

  • So, wouldn't it just be easier to spend a little more time working on electric cars, renewable energy, you know, all that boring old stuff that might actually mitigate things, instead of creating this Escheresque staircase of pointless energy transmutation?

    Why Biofuels Are Bonkers, Part 3875

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