Simple Letterform Brooches

My graduate thesis work involved using letters as structure and composition. I left working with type immediately after I completed my MFA in 2007 because I wanted to take some time to reflect upon the work I had done. The thesis time was intense and I really enjoyed the work I was doing – it was always my intention to return to it at some point.

Five Letterform Brooches

Five Letterform Brooches

 

 

I was invited to participate in a show at the Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have been preparing some work to mail in the next week. I decided to return to some of my letterform work as a theme for the pieces I am sending. I wanted to make some simpler work while still being one-of-a-kind pieces. This weekend I completed this group of five letterform brooches. For those interested in type, the font I used is Bembo.

They are a beginning. I’m actually leaning towards making a line of coasters using the complete alphabet in pattern form. I have some ideas as to how to make that happen and am considering pursuing it further. In the meantime, here are some quick snapshots of the finished letterform brooches.

 

Letter B Brooch

Letter B Brooch

Letter R Brooch

Letter R Brooch

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