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Steve Gardner

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  • Re: Book Cover Lettering

    Hi Tristan... I agree with Martin that the second version looks better.

    A couple of observations about Ver 2:

    The leg of the /R/ looks very light to me when compared with the stem... possibly the bowl too?

    The /R/ and /k/ have similar forms. Is it possible to misread as either "Kocky" or "Rocry"?

    The contiguous /ch/ ligature in Ver 1 works better for me than the update; the loop on the /k/ in Ver 2 looks abandoned.

    You mentioned that you'd retained the descending /k/, which I agree fits the casual composition. It harmonises with the descending /g/ in "Angels", but leaves "Mountain" looking very orderly by comparison.