This alphabet has a history. It's not a terribly exciting history. But it's not a long one either. So bear with me. On 4 January 2010 I introduced you to my Patchwork alphabet. On 11 January I modified it and it became Connaught. On 18 January I modified Connaught and it became Beltline. I'm going to modify Connaught one more time; this time I'm going to add a shadow.
The Connaught alphabet is constructed on a 3 x 6 grid. The letter H is straightforward and looks like this.
What if I add a shadow that is one grid unit wide?
What if the shadow falls on a 45 degree angle?
The grid is now 4 x 7.
How am I going to piece this letter?
What if I divide it vertically into 4 strip units?
Like the letter H itself, this piecing is simple and straightforward.
A nice feature of this alphabet is that letter spacing is not a problem. The letters butt against each other and the shadows provide the spacing.
For more lettering ideas go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Lettering