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LETTERING

A few lettering pieces

Lino caps

Wild abandon, anyone?
Lettering plays with long tradition and rules for every occasion. On occasion they can be ignored, and should.

Lino caps

Rough stuff, plenty of rope

S tyles of lettering usually serve a purpose. Most are meant to be read. And when possible, they should give the right look to the text. But characters that have little use beyond being themselves can be great fun.

Few restrictions apply, which has pitfalls of its own. If you set aside the rules, you should know what you want. A thick diagonal in the letter N and a thin in the letter Z should be created for a reason, not by chance.

This piece started out as as a lino cut. Later a light circle added some order to a chaotic design.

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