Below is a list of top 10 amateur lettering mistakes written by Nate Piekos over at Blambot
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It’s a great tool for any new Letterer or Editor. Every time I prep to do any significant lettering or editing, I give this list a quick review (so it’s all fresh in my head) before I get started. It may seem simple, but once you start designing layouts and placing balloons, it’s amazing how easy it is to forget the little things.
A few of these seem innocent enough (Example- #4 Tangents) but can be incredibly distracting to the reader’s eyes. Each and every one of these mistakes only adds to the distraction level for the reader. These little mistakes add up quickly, robbing the book of its full potential, and the reader of a quality experience.
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