Herb Lubalin walked the tight type rope. With photographic type technologies is was easy-peasy to kern to touch. Tight type was a style of the 70s and Photo-Lettering Inc. was in the perfect position to offer this method. “Tyght Type” is a rare specimen that serves as a kind of style-guide for the generation. Not everyone liked getting tight. But I say down with letter spacing! Next stop overlapping letters. Here’s my own version of the tight side of type.

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