Black and white treatments imitating ink drawings. Rope done using a pattern brush.
Paper work look.
Painting with letters
Outline view of the »Super Circus« type – it's completely done with Illustrator appearances: effects, brushes, strokes, fills. I have written a tutorial about this on the Astute Graphics weblog.
Tutorial on how to slice and cut objects and fill the parts
The sum of its parts – arrange objects in Illustrator
Tried out what can be done using Illustrator appearances. Both words are live text using only one appearance each.