Paper and Ink: Cat-pig-Man-Woman（Experimental work）
When I design letterforms, I first think of what the words mean. I work on my ideas, build a skeleton, flesh it out and then make corrections based on what I see in the empty space. Eventually, I completely forget about the original meaning of the word and start looking at the shape in terms of its balance.
As I gradually refine the shape, I reach a point where it starts to look boring and this is when I start deconstructing it. For example, I can move one bone and this might give a totally different impression. My emotion during this back-and-forth process of creating text is very similar to the emotion I experience when I draw figures. However, the sequence of the experience is reversed. When I connect and overlap meaningless lines and surfaces — like in a formative game of association — I can come up with things that I have never thought of before. So in this context, the piece “Cat-Pig-Man-Woman” is like a cartoon in some ways, but is the culmination of a typographical process.