Most of my letters start with some idea of the direction I plan to go, and it usually ends up somewhere along the lines of my original idea. Today was an exception. Last night I knew exactly what I wanted Y to look like. Really curvy and beautiful. I even sketched it out which I tend not to do with my design a day letters because my goal is to spend no more than an hour on any design a day project. When I started converting the beautiful hand drawn curves into bezier deliciousness, I just couldn't make myself finish. It seemed too cliche.
What you see below is an experiment. Beautiful or not, experimentation is productive, and in this case, is the result of throwing a bunch of shapes into one space and forcing myself to organize them in a way that works.