The main motif for this project is the coiled castings made by the lug worm Arenicola marina. I’ve used the classical typeface Baskerville which has associations of Natural history encyclopedias and plates.
A lugworm lies in his U-shaped burrow in the sand on a beach with its head at the base of one shaft, swallowing sand from time to time. This makes the columns of sand drop slightly, so there is a periodic sinking of the sand in the saucer-shaped depression. The other shaft is marked by a highly coiled cast of sand, that has been filtered through the worm and is now deprived of all organic matter.