I like to incorporate text, newspaper, old books, sheet music, sewing patterns, etc, in my work. I find beauty in typeface and symbols, and enjoy merging the structured element with the intuitive. It becomes a form of communication in an otherwise seemingly senseless (non-objective) piece of work.
At one point, I thought I was going to be a graphic designer. However, I did not care for the fastidious aspect of the career, or the computer headaches that followed.
So I have always been drawn to the font. This way I can appreciate the pattern and structure on my terms:
Recently my friend Kerry gave me a few Chinese magazines to have fun with. (see detail below)