Back to basics wins fans for The Flat Five

Working in the packaging industry, I was interested and pleased to see the item about Macallan whisky (First Sight, DW 11 June). However, what were those strange sepia images (very in keeping with the product) at the top of the page?

They looked like drawings… could they have been done by hand? A vague memory came back to me of one afternoon session at college back in the late 1970s when the subject of hand- lettering was briefly touched on before we went to the pub.

Hand-rendered type. How quaint. How refreshing.

Turning to the back pages, I scoured the ads in search of pencil operators, hoping that JKR might have a position for a tomato ketchup label designer. Alas, I was disappointed.

Mike Zoeller

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