I love this! I think I will incorporate this into a lesson on positive- negative space! Working within a 6-x-6-inch square, create compositions using a single letter form. Examine the forms and counter forms of the letter. Isolate just enough of each letter to hint at its identity. Strike a balance between positive and negative space. Create six or more compositions.
Lettering from the Trajan column. Beautiful technical drawings showing the underlying structure of the typeface. The engraving on the Trajan column was made into a typeface in 1989 by an American letter form designer Carol Twombly.