My siblings and I were just asked to approve a bronze grave marker for our mother, who died last year. Most people probably think the submitted design is fine. I think the typography is ghastly!
- Some "A" letters look too small.
- Some seem to extend too low.
- Some spacing between letters is too large.
- There is no kerning.
I'm merely an amateur typographer but could have done a much better job.
I long ago decided on the inscription for my own grave stone ("OK, What's Next?") but now I think I'll have to do the actual design to be sure of competent typography.
Humans seldom hang around for more than a century but graves can last for millennia. They should be done right.