The severe drought and crushing heat wave that is gripping the central United States has caused a number of my trees to go into shock. The result is they think it’s fall and are dropping their leaves. I’ve been paying close attention to the maples we planted last fall, because I have pretty strong feeling they might not make it. All of this paying attention to leaves and trees led me to graphic designer Twan van Keulen’s alphabet hand cut from fallen leaves.
van Keulen hand cuts each letter, then scans them at 1200 dpi with no post processing in Photoshop. What you see is what you get with the colors of nature coming through on each. The hand craft that went into these is quite impressive, and while there is no mention of making them available commercially, there is a poster that will be released in the near future. I think these are absolutely stunning.