CMYK is a visual poetry book made using experimental approaches to typography published by the Swedish press Tim Glasset in a limited edition. It bridges the linguistic and visual dimensions of letter forms, inviting a reconsideration of what is means to read. It is a personal project whose basis lies with an experience I had while driving behind a truck with a big logo printed on the back -- large, gothic captitals -- that simply refused to resolve into coherent lettering for me. There were letters there and I could recognize that the curves and uprights were text, but it refused to be coherent as lettering. Making typoetry is my attempt to explore that experience, to modulate the recognition of lettering without the need to always or consistently produce letters, words, or lexical statements.
- Michael Betancourt