These advertising cards show Gaynor's personal style.
Her capital letters are particularly strong. I asked her
whether Tom's stone-cut letters influenced her. She
said that naturally they discuss their jobs, but there is
no conscious influence - perhaps a slow, subtle, visual
infiltration. Possibly the same could be said of her time
working with Donald Jackson.
Notice how she changes the weight of her letters in
this layout. The exercises on page 16-17 encourage
you to do the same.
The openings for using good hand lettering in
advertising are boundless. A direct, flexible and
sensitive interpretation of the subject makes it an
obvious choice for dealing with publicity for other
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This page shows how to do a simple colour separation.
The card, originally printed orange and black on a
white ground, required separate drawings with careful
registration marks on them.
The first drawing represents the solid colour. It will
be photographically reversed black to white and
printed in red. Then the second colour (below) will
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