Background: This started out as an early design project in school. The assignment was to find typography in old magazines or newspapers, cut them out into 1 x 1 inch squares and create a design from the letter forms. Instead of focusing on the individual letters, I wanted to chop the letter forms apart and create whole new forms out of the typography.
A few years later, I scanned the crude design into my first Macintosh computer and began to clean it up. I took out all of the cut lines in between the squares and made all the different tones of black from the various sources one uniform color.
Result: The final piece of art has been used to advertise a graphic design exhibit, inspired a screen pattern in a St. Louis Design Studio and received the highest praise from a 35 year graphic design veteran and mentor of mine, calling it the coolest design with type he had ever seen. – Thanks Alex!