Hi all. I'm working on a lettering project just for fun, and I wanted a little critique on this. I haven't done any optical correction yet (is it necessary?) and I have had troubles with the /S and /@, especially the /@ because I haven't been able to find a reference. Any improvements would be welcome, and also comments on font pairings — I wanted to use a Vulf series font but not sure if it even fits. Attached are 2 variants for different aspect ratios.
That may be the normal reading order, but not for columns which are only two characters wide since English doesn't normally break words in this way.
Also worth noting is that, apart from the issues I already mentioned in my previous post, Vulfpeck (I assume this is the name of a band) isn't an actual English word, and for those of us (like me) who don't live in NYC, Madison Square Gardens is Madison Square Gardens, whereas MSG is either Monosodium Glutamate or Message.
So you're really layering three problems on top of one another: (i) very nonstandard character shapes combined with (ii) a non-standard reading order combined with (iii) words which will not be familiar or salient to most readers who aren't vulfpeck fans from the City.
Keep the old @. I love it.
Try horizontally mirroring the old V.
The new V is more legible, but a step down style-wise.
Having the color assist in hinting at the direction of reading as you now have it helps a bunch.