A monthly feature to help you get
more out of your fonts and dingbats.
not always all good
don't want to keep saying don't do that don't do this...
but one of the great typographic crimes is to use all caps
in a highly decorative font. Have you seen a shop sign such
as YE OLDE CHEESE SHOPPE that uses all caps Old English
letters. You think to yourself, it looks funny to me, but
Im not a sign maker, they must know what they are doing
and I'm the one who is wrong. WRONG...you are correct The
person who made that sign should have been slapped
A specific example of how all caps can be bad is our Cezanne
font which can be an all-caps nightmare. Illustrated here
is the same phrase in all-caps and then... not.
There are many fonts such as Johnston Underground Bold and
Terracotta however that are all caps and you have no choice,
but when using a decorative font...choose wisely.