T he first duty of lettering is of course to delight all who look at it. It should also please the few who judge it by the exacting standards of tradition and heritage. They look at pen angle, the swelling of a curve, serif angles, proportions.
A close look can show more than sloppiness or a steady hand. It also reveals an opinon about ideals. What is the essence of a character? How can it best be demonstrated?
For better or worse, lettering is about conviction. Where is yours?