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LETTERING

A few lettering pieces

Bold wood

Elbow work
Most letters look better when they are written with some changes in pen angle. This style depends on them.

Bold wood

The limits to growth

B old letters pose challenges all their own. Quality of line is not as important as it is for lighter weights. But bold letters need a striking silhouette. There are restrictions as well. When the characters reach certain boundaries, they can't get any fatter.

The numeral 8 can look all right without a bold middle. The three black horizontals of the letter E are a serious limit. A percentage symbol is worse still. How bold can you make it before the white countershapes become too small? This in turn restricts the maximum weight of all the other characters.

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