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Wayne Webb
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I used the Letterhead Font "Wade Grotesque" on this one but after routing out the letters, it finally hit me: This ampersand looks like the letter "E" to me. What say you? Oh yes the fish is hand carved but only roughed in right now.
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Wayne Webb
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Better?
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[ April 13, 2018, 11:53 AM: Message edited by: Wayne Webb ]

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Wayne Webb
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I think you're looking too closely Wayne. I wouldn't have given it a second thought if you hadn't mentioned it. What you changed is fine, I don't think it makes any difference in the perception of what it is but it makes your sign unique and that is good!

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Thanks Gary

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Wayne Webb
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Chipley, FL
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Bob Kaschak
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Sharp looking sign Wayne!

I saw an ampersand right away, and not a letter E, so I think it looks fine.

Maybe the ampersand could have been a little smaller to "separate" it a little, but I think it looks great.

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Reducing the size is one other way to make it not a letter.

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Thanks guys!

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It tends to look like an ampersand anyway just because of the lower stroke coming up to make a "chin" (like a "G"). However, since the basic shape of the ampersand is the middle stroke leading to the right and down -- & -- this present letter wd look more like an ampersand if the serif pointed to the right rather than to the left. Or maybe both ways -- left and right.

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It looks like an ampersand to me. I always make them a little smaller than the rest of the letters. Nice looking sign.
Please post the finished sign, I am anxious to see the completed fish.
Diane

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Thanks Dennis and Diane!

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Wayne Webb
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An ampersand was originally a combination of an "E" and a "T"... I believe it was French... ET It has morphed into what it is today...

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thanks Bruce

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Wayne Webb
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It looks great, as it is...........However, if it, really, bothers you, why not leave the ampersand with the same height and just make it thinner.

( reduce its weight ).........Just saying.

[ April 26, 2018, 09:39 AM: Message edited by: Ricardo Davila ]

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Thanks Ricardo.

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Wayne Webb
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