You can see her work in a window exhibition at Printer of Dreams, which produces limited edition Giclée prints of up and coming artists.
There’s a familiarity to the letter forms but they’ve all been tessellated and remixed in a completely new way.
Milton, who is known for making typographic wallpapers and prints, starts off by printing characters onto small squares and then uses an origami folding technique to create the final design.
The finished work encourages the viewer to attempt to work out a sense of legibility.
Helvetica Trace is constructed out of characters like asterisks, brackets and semicolons which have been subject to the folding technique. The print gives the illusion of folded paper.
Helvetcica Alpha Too is, or was, the alphabet from A-Z, having undergone the same technique and been ‘mixed with textures collected directly by Sarah from the print room,’ according to Printer of Dreams.
Flat Zag is constructed out of the numbers 0-9 which have been folded to give a zig-zag effect.
Sarah Milton’s work will be displayed at The Printer of Dreams, 53 Amwell Street, Angel, London, EC1R 1UR.