This was a preparation typography exercise for the upcoming poster project. The main goal was to select an idiom and illustrate a meaning of the phrase.
For the first phrase, I used a literal application of the idiom in order to project a deeper meaning. Most people when hearing the phrase “toss-up” think of a coin flip, which is what I illustrated with the moved “o”. I also left the coin up in the air so the outcome is unknown.
For the second phrase, I tried to implement a literal definition of the idiom. The phrase is known to signify an unimportant amount. So, I chopped a portion off the letter “p” that paralleled this interpretation.