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The Black Chancery Plague of Tropea

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 16th, 2015.
    Adding insult to injury: poorly drawn lettershapes plus erratic tracking
    Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    Adding insult to injury: poorly drawn lettershapes plus erratic tracking

    La tipografia di ristoranti a Tropea, 2/2:
    Four restaurants, one typeface.

    It seems that every other restaurant in Tropea, Calabria (population: 6,800) uses Black Chancery, which together with Scriptina arguably is one of the most dreadful freebies in existence. How could this happen — do they all belong to the same owner? Did they copy each other? Or is the local signmaking company and its limited font repertoire to blame?

    The descending ‘P’ has been clipped in “Pizzeria”. The last line appears to be stretched.
    Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    The descending ‘P’ has been clipped in “Pizzeria”. The last line appears to be stretched.

    … here I go again. This sign is credited to Romano Arti Grafiche.
    Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    … here I go again. This sign is credited to Romano Arti Grafiche.

    What happened to the ‘g’?
    Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    What happened to the ‘g’?

    Black Chancery for “The Black Pearl”
    Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    Black Chancery for “The Black Pearl”

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