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I am going to get my name put on a coffee mug in connection with the celebration of the 25 year jubilee of the Friday bar at the Physics department of my university, and the organisers allow pretty much one to give them arbitrary LaTeX code to render the name. In the natural sciences, especially Mathematics and Physics, quite a few people are fairly well-versed in the subject of good typography, and so I am sure that many people will spend a lot of time designing a name/logo/picture for the coffee mug. Being a lover of typography myself, I of course cannot let this chance pass, and so I am determined to make something elegant.
I like simplicity and minimalistic designs, and I very much like the typefaces of the Italian renaissance, so I have chosen to use the typeface from the 1499 edition of "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili". Unfortunately I don't own a copy from which to scan the typeface, so I had to settle with scanning a print of the title in Edward Tufte's "Beautiful Evidence".
Thus I have cut and pasted individual letters to write my name. I would like to ask you if you have some suggestions to the kerning of the letters in the picture below.