I love illustrating patterns and decided to create a set of highly decorative letters and numbers. I started by drawing them by hand with a black pen on white paper, and then scanned them in to play around with colours.
I hand drew them because I didn’t want the patterns to be perfect and symmetrical, I wanted them all to be totally unique. Hand drawn patterns have a certain energy to them and I love the randomness of them.
I began by drawing patterns purely within the shape of the letters, but then expanded the pattern to create a fully illustrated tile. I created different coloured versions, and ended up putting characters from different versions together to create a random and rustic look.