I spent yesterday taking apart the remains of a broken piano which has lived in our shed for the last few months. I glued the keys together with wood glue to make four “panels” of thirteen keys each. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them – one plan was to make them into a flowerpot for the front garden. When I sanded them down a bit I realised they were too nice to leave outside. The rain would reverse all the careful glue-work, and it wouldn’t be long before the wood started to rot. I laid the panels on the kitchen floor and made patterns with them. The square was especially satisfying (this is the “O” in the image above).
I decided to try making the panels into a font (in no small part inspired by this guy). This was all done pretty hastily, more as a way of trying out the concept than anything. It has potential, though I would need to spend a bit more time on it to make it work. Maybe it needs a black background? Watch this space for a refined version.