Trick number two. This one comes from the Periodic Table of Typeface, where the elements are not enclose in normal squares, but in "pointy round squares", something like this:
Trick number three. What if we inverse the last effect and sharpen the round corners and round the sharp one? By itself this is no more than eye candy, but if we multiply it ....
You might be thinking, "but Juan you just split a rounded square in four parts!". I know I just realize that... Anyhow, is simple, clean, elegant.
So there you have it. Three ways to escape the regular shapes. If you interested in how to actually do this, drop me a line on the comment section below.