Done & done!
Worked on a variety of minor tweaks to help finesse the readability issues...and at this point I'm pretty pleased with it how it all comes together.
Ultimately we decided to run with a simpler shading style in order to match the site aesthetic... But rest assured, I'll find a good home for that halftone style on down the road ;)
Thanks so much to everyone for your invaluable feedback, and of course the 3rd party focus testing!
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