okay, here's what I'm working on... It's a new Italic version of my popular [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/chank/brubecks-cube/ |Brubecks Cube]] font.
I want it to be sensible, so I slanted it to the right, to be safe. That's the easy part.
Now I can't decide where the shadow sides should fall.
When the shadow-sides are on the bottom and right it makes all the letter look like they were cut out of sheetcake. Like a bunch of typographic cake laid out on the table in front of me. Mmmm. Tasty. But maybe it's a bit too safe. Not interesting enough.
So I did a second drawing, letting the shadows fall on the top and left instead. Now the letters don't look like cake anymore. They look a bit like buildings, like I'm flying in on a helicopter. Except the italicization makes it look like all the buildings are falling over. Oh no!
Should it be shadows on top, or shadows on bottom?