I’m not a calligrapher or a signwriter, so I’m not finding the painting of letters the quickest of tasks but there’s a good reason for this. As far as this part of the composition is concerned, the line of typography will either work well or very badly, there is no in-between. Spacing, structure and consistency of the font therefore is critical for it to be a successful ingredient.


The same could be said however of the infant figures placed on each side. The easy option would have been not to include them. Both lettering and portraits are make or break elements. No pressure then.

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