Typographic Abstractions

The Typographic Abstraction collages by Cecil Touchon are made by chopping of letters and using the elements to create new abstract forms as a kind of concrete poetry. These sub literal poems reduce the letters to geometric forms that are recombined into an archetypal composition that encourages a reading that is truly concrete, releasing the letters from their work of representing a complex linguistic network. This allows the viewer to enjoy the language without the burden of speech.