Monograms (2011–2017)

Creating monograms has really been a lifelong project for me. I’ve been sketching weird symbols and logos based off my intials since as far back as I can remember. I even signed my childhood artwork with whichever latest monogram I was into at the time.

Though restricted to the letterforms JJW, there are limitless ways that they can be arranged, interwoven, and manipulated to fit into a single graphic. Each monogram explores a different idea—such as negative space, symmetry, shape, or dimensionality—and is depicted in one color in order to be the simplest expression of that idea.