A month-long investigation into the idea of using pre-existing letters, words, and sentences to compose new messages.

Using a custom processing pipeline based on the open-source character-recognition software Tesseract, I replaced each word in a given work of literature with scanned images of matching words from another. The results are presented in the form of images, an interactive web application and printed books.

Shown at Typographic Singularity 2019.

Web application showing words from the Gutenberg Bible Web application showing words from Walter Benjamin Jumbled words from the Gutenberg Bible Printed books made from found words