A while back I had this idea for an illustration but never moved forward with it. This past visit to the flea market got me thinking about the idea again, so I went with my gut feeling.

A reference picture for the idea I took a few weeks ago.

Getting a bunch of type drawings going.  I kept coming back to this cursive twisted font so I just pursued it.

  A little manual cut and paste later and I had something to work with.

Redrew the type cleaning up all the details.