I saw this great example of custom type today over on the Alt/Rock band Anberlin's Facebook page. If anyone knows the artist let me know. I love this work. Most likely this was sketched and digitized with an awesome texture applied too! Connecting and combining letters is something that has just started popping up in the design community (as far as I've seen) in the past six months or so. You can add a lot of visual interest to a minimal design just through this creative addition. A great example of handmade type from a very creative band!