Disconnected Script

anonymous's picture

The other day, I saw what appeared to be (from a distance) an attractively-designed brochure for Ace Hardware paint. Upon closer inspection, however, I was aghast. It appears the designer created their own script font that looks OK except that the 't' and 'i' in the word "generations" do not correctly connect. There was a similar problem with their other brochure. Why couldn't they have just used something like Edwardian Script and be done with it?


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kentlew's picture

Doesn't look quite like Carpenter, Stephen. Look closely at the 'n' and the 'i'. Very different entry strokes. I doubt the designer changed them -- why bother? But aren't there a couple fonts out there similar to Carpenter? I seem to remember Letraset had one. Anyway, if this is a cheap knock-off, then the fitting is probably in the font, rather than a misfired kern on the designer's part.

-- K.

hrant's picture

He probably didn't deselect "auto-kern" in Photoshop.

hhp

glutton's picture

Definitely not Carpenter.


Still, how hard would it have been to bring it into Illustrator and tweak it until it fit, even if the font itself was hosed?

Stephen Coles's picture

Someone got a hold of Carpenter and
misfired with the negative kern button.

Not sure where the 'G' is from, though.

Stephen

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