INSPIRATION. Designed as part of my book Inversions.
STORY. I studied classical piano for as a child and majored in music in college, so when I wrote my book Inversions I naturally thought about using composer names as subjects. Mozart seemed particularly appropriate because I had seen in Martin Gardner’s writings a copy of a piece of music he wrote that was intended to be turned upside down. The full story, including a copy of the musical score, is described in Inversions. This name works rather easily. My main goal in executing the lettering was to capture something of the delicate elegance of Mozart’s music in the way I drew the curved, tapered lines.