Uppercase magazine invited me and twenty-five other designers each to contribute one letter to their “Beautiful Bitmaps” alphabet. I submitted the photograph below for the letter E. The full alphabet appears in Uppercase issue 15 and on their website. Prints of my piece are available for purchase from Society6.
As a typeface designer, I constantly struggle to coax warmth from the strictures of digital drawings—a challenge which reaches its extreme on a low-resolution bitmap grid. Here, the light filtering through a window parallels pixels on a screen, but natural shadow distortion softens the cold grid of my letterforms.