Hmmm…the design idea is good but not the type: the very obvious computer distortion in the subtitle, “A Philip Marlowe Novel,” would never have been done by a hand-lettering artist with a brush.
You have a point there, Chris. Likewise, the repeating identical stroke endings are questionable, once you notice them. I turned a blind eye to those details here, because I find the composition with the smoky letters framed by the two red spots so striking.
Dear Chris & Florian. Thank you for your criticisms. I’m heeding your advice and reworking the distorted letterforms and terminals for a more convincing and harmonious composition.
Wow, that’s cool!
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