Circuit Bent Type



My first ever body of work, Circuit Bent Type is a proudly aimless collection of illustrations exploring the visual intersection of obsolete electronics and display technology, three-dimensional typography, the audio gear of yesteryear, and a warm, autumnal palette.

For the uninitiated, “circuit bending” is the process of rewiring the electronics in toys, children’s musical instruments and even video game consoles to create new sounds never imagined by the manufacturer. I’ve always found the process—essentially audio hardware hacking with a soldering iron and oscilloscope—to be conceptually similar to post-modern typography; taking something familiar and bending it so profoundly out of shape that it takes on a radically new meaning. This connection was all the brainstorming I needed to get started. The rest pretty much illustrated itself.










february '06

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secret identity

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march ‘06

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enmeshed

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stranded

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act three

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