This exercise (done in a Peter Thornton workshop) demonstrates text as texture, sort of like the way the stitches in knitting interlock to make a row. As I lettered from top to bottom, nibs became larger and the letters more compacted. The same ink was used, but the different nib sizes and the gradual closeness of the letters makes the writing completely different. The letters are just a bunch of m's, n's, i's, and u's since they are all vertical letterforms. Can you tell what's what? As you go down the page, the more difficult it becomes to differentiate between them. I threw in a few s's and c's just to make a small change.