I was looking for ways to use type to break a page up. I wanted to use ascenders and descenders to create grids on a page.
The one I settled on is above. It was pretty obvious in hindsight, although it popped out in the middle of my brainstorming. Maybe I was avoiding the obvious!
One alternative had the descender coming off the O. It didn’t work – it ended up making it look like a q.
Another variation on the o motif. With a little more work on the O it might work. Running a vertical away from the e almost worked.