Happy Birthday Mom (2001)

November 2001
Birthday cards,
Word art

This one I did in a sort of retro 19th-century Coca-Cola-Ad-style.  There was a sort of unexpected surprise: after I scanned in the artwork, I noticed that the converging tails of the "th" in "Birthday" -- which meet inside the "o" of "Mom" -- made an angle which perfectly reflected the "M"s on either side.  That was not intentional.  I considered amending the design post facto to enhance the similarity by joining the two tails, but decided against it.  Sometimes you have to trust the aesthetics of a piece.