Design Within Reach invited Alex Merto to be the 4th contributor to the Tools for Living SoHo Artist Window Series. For this project, Merto explored the theme of "Home," drawing inspiration from needlepoint design.
Like a needlepoint tapestry, the typographic image above is composed of over 53,000 tiny little X's drawn painstakingly by hand with Deco markers, creating a semi-transparent and pointillistic graphic. According to Merto, this mirrors how he feels about home: "when I am close to it it's hard to see but when I am away from it I get a real view of it."
We wished all needlepoint was this striking. Maybe Merto will consider applying his talents to tapestry design as well. After all, how much more tedious can it be?