Every day I pass this sign, or one of the 4 others at entrances to Cotgrave. Sometimes several times a day. I love the fact that sights of Cotgrave are being celebrated, (this is the lock in the country park where I often walk my dog), and we're welcoming people to the town. There's even a built in flower pot in front of the sign.
I understand the signs were expensive, so I do wonder why no-one looked at the lettering and said "that looks a bit odd". I know I'm likely to be more picky than most, but it catches my eye every time I pass!
For anyone wondering what I'm on about - letters should NOT be jammed as close together as possible, because you end up with the A and V with barely a smidge of white between them, and a cavernous space between, for example, the R and the A).
(It's not just Cotgrave - Ravenshead has signage in the same style, and the AV are packed as close together).
Typographical grumble over... normal cheerfulness to be resumed! :0)
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.