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I'm designing a book for my advanced typography class, the book consists of a bunch of old (handwritten) letters and poems from my grandfather to my grandmother, along with pictures of them throughout the years. My inspiration behind this design is this album cover: http://www.fixtstore.com/img/graphics/tyronewells/TyroneWells_MetalandWo...

Let me know if you like it or think it could work...

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I don’t know in which years your grandfather wrote the letters, but I think that the period and your grandfather’s own handwriting should be your first inspiration.

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from the 40's to the 90's roughly. The book is also going to include handwritten stuff by me...

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in other words there isn't one period or style throughout the whole book, even with his writing

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I think it's working. One thing that bothers me is the way the tail of the first e goes way up higher than the crossbar of the t.

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Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
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It's hard to say without knowing more about your concept for the book, or seeing the material; I too think it looks nice in itself, but it does feel quite contemporary, which may or may not work with the older material.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate your feedback. They are a little quirky since they are all quick sketches, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't crazy in thinking they sort of worked.

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Joined: 19 Mar 2003 - 2:21pm
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I think they are perfect. I can see what you are going for and it will make a good logo type.

Post the finished work when you can. I would love to see it.

-Charles

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This project has been done for a while, but I thought I'd let you see the result.

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This project has been done for a while, but I thought I'd let you see the result.