Back in February of 2011, I dyed a lot of archival paper in tea baths for a series called Venn by Pen. At the end of 2011, I pulled more of the tea-dyed paper out to start another experiement called Anamonograms.

The idea for this series was created from a simple 2-step process. 1) Search for a meaningful Anagram, which is a set of letters that can be used to spell out two or more words. Look for Anagrams that have a nice juxtaposition of meaning between the two words. 2) Loosely or tightly lock-up individual hand-drawn letters to create a series of monograms that make up the two-word illustrative piece.

Set A
1. Eat / Ate (high-res)
2. Detour / Routed (high-res)
3. Layer / Relay (high-res)
4. Reset / Trees (high-res)

Set B
5. Kin / Ink (high-res)
6. Best / Bets (high-res)
7. Note / Tone (high-res)
8. Earth / Heart (high-res)

Client: Self
Role: Illustrator
Type: Drawing, Lettering

Anamonograms #1-#4

Anamonograms #5-#8