|What charms me about this inscription on the side of a sarcophagus* is the way the stone carver |
ran out of space and had to dribble the rest of the inscription down into the bottom border.
|I like the bouncy baseline and general DIY air of this one, also the side of|
a sarcophagus, and I love the mysterious illo—why is the big guy waving
a stick over the doorway where the dead guy is?
|Best "L" I saw in all of Rome!|
|It seems more important when it's missing a chunk down the middle.|
I love type so much that I will photograph it on churches and monuments while others are photographing the beautiful stained glass or the wonderful architecture that's how much I love type.
|Everyone else photographs Trajan's Column. I photograph the yummy letterforms|
on Trajan's Column that the typeface "Trajan" is, not coincidentally, based upon.
*These sarcophaguses had the virtue of being recycled. They first carried the pre-Christian Roman dead into the afterlife. When Christianity became the hottest thing going, they were emptied of their former inhabitants and re-used by (and for) Christian Romans, who added the charmingly inept red-letter inscriptions and illustrations.