Fixed the ‘WA’ kerning (I think) and brightened the colours a bit
6 months ago
There's a great text by Anthony Froshaug called "The field of the majuscule", about letterspacing caps. In his book "Typography & texts". Heavy stuff but also awesome.
He talks about the internal space of characters determining the spacing of the letters. Yours are generally too tight. That's why you're getting those ugly spaces between letters (RT etc). Really, traditionally, caps wouldn't be set so tightly.
@Richard Weston look, if you think my tracking is too tight just SAY so... :)
@Chris Armstrong It is better, but still a little optically awkward around the 'WAT' compared to the rest of that line. Try setting the kerning for the all cap lines to optical then track out the letters by say 50. Should look much more visually balanced :)
That is being really pernickety mind! :)
@Jake Giltsoff It’s not quite as simple as that as I’m doing this with web type in Typecast, but will give it a shot :)
@Chris Armstrong I should have realised! Would be great if you could integrate lettering.js with Typecast. That's the easiest way to deal with kerning with things like this I've found.
by Ben Brignell
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6 months ago
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