REMIX is a modular typeface that I designed in order to explore the relationship between letterforms and their meanings.
Each of the 26 letters is composed of four quadrants that can be independently altered.
They can be made as legible or illegible as desired.
There are four sets of modules that can be combined and recombined.
What qualities give each letter its essence? What gives an M its M-ness? For the M, it becomes clear that it comes from the characteristic center valley.
Consider that the meaning of the words could be secondary to the meaning of the type itself. Here, the application of REMIX illustrates the idea that the interpretability of words depends heavily on the type that they are set in, and that sometimes the type can have its own agenda. Legibility depends greatly on context and expectations.