I don't expect to be reincarnated,
so I'll blog about dying and death (with appropriate irreverence) while I'm still alive.

Monday, July 25, 2016

NOT over my dead body

My siblings and I were just asked to approve a bronze grave marker for our mother, who died last year. Most people probably think the submitted design is fine. I think the typography is ghastly!
  1. Some "A" letters look too small.
  2. Some seem to extend too low.
  3. Some spacing between letters is too large.
  4. There is no kerning.
I'm merely an amateur typographer but could have done a much better job.

I long ago decided on the inscription for my own grave stone ("OK, What's Next?") but now I think I'll have to do the actual design to be sure of competent typography.

Humans seldom hang around for more than a century but graves can last for millennia. They should be done right.

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