Drop Caps

I’m working on setting an excerpt of the lecture that Oscar Wilde gave in Charlottetown in 1882, and using the opportunity to experiment with setting a drop cap for the first time:

Experimenting with Drop Caps

I’m setting the body in 12 point Bodoni and the drop cap is 30 point Univers. I’ve done a lot of experimenting with the vertical position of the ‘T’, and I think I’ve found a sweet spot that lines up its baseline with the baseline of the second line of the body. I’m looking forward to seeing how this looks once it’s printed.


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