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February 11th, 2012
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The calligraphy is the important part


Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize’s original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday.

I think I would have viewed is as just another "interesting world we live in" piece, with a side order of "yeah, the peace prize isn't reliably about peace, nice someone noticed in a way which might make a difference", except that the calligraphy is good enough to be worth sharing.

Link thanks to Unqualified Observer.

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From:st_rev
Date:February 11th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
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The leading 't's in 'testamente tidelt' look kind of awkward.
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From:nancylebov
Date:February 12th, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
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The 't's themselves look good to me, but the initial 'te' is a little high, and the 's' following it might be low.

Giving is a close look, there's too much space after the 'har' in the second line, and there's enough wavering in the lines that I wonder if some semi-freehand method was used, or even if it was written entirely without guidelines.

I appreciate the openness and grace of the whole piece. What do you think of the overall effect?
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From:st_rev
Date:February 12th, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
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The 'tes' in 'testamente' is throwing me, I can't really appreciate the rest of it. I have the same problem appreciating live music.
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From:nancylebov
Date:February 13th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
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xkcd on kerning.

Edited at 2012-02-13 05:35 pm (UTC)
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From:hummingwolf
Date:February 13th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Ahahaha oh dear. I've been focusing on fonts lately, so that xkcd hits particularly close to home.
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From:st_rev
Date:February 13th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
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I KNOW RIGHT
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From:subnumine
Date:February 13th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
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te (and ti) are high ligatures in whatever hand this is; look at the end of Nobelkomite in the first line. Something done that regularly must be intentional.
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From:st_rev
Date:February 13th, 2012 05:21 am (UTC)
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The 's' in 'Norske' drops below the line, but look at the 'sstemm' in the middle of 'overensstemmende'! The whole thing wiggles, and the 't' is lowest of all.
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From:richardthinks
Date:February 13th, 2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
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for me the Peace Prize broke when they gave it to Kissinger. That is nice calligraphy, though.
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