The Dots and Loops artwork shows the very rare use of the experimental Meander, created in 1972 by Russian designer Maxim Georgievich Zhukov. Meander is a modular design which utilizes a 4×4 grid for constructing characters. The experiment’s task was the “search for the most economical system of individualization of the forms of separate signs”. The font has entered the 1973 Letraset type design competition.
Julian’s use of Meandershows some interesting modifications, e.g. self-made T and L, R made out of Я; the cyrillic Б is repurposed as a Latin b . The typeface has also appeared in the artwork for the Miss Modular EP which preceded the Dots and Loops album, it features Э used as D.