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Nothing says speed like an italic display face. It’s a documented fact. Really. I’m sure it’s on Wikipedia somewhere, I just don’t have time to double check right this very minute, ok? You do it ... I’ve got some commentary to bang out here.

One of the nicer details of Mark’s volley is the fact that he’s refined the characters specifically to fit the stance of an italic. He could have simply skewed the entire face a few degrees to ‘imply’ an italic, but that’s just not the way it’s done in Typographyland™. Take a close look at the differences between the stroke endings of the ‘s’ and compare it to Peter’s previous volley. Tweaked, cleaned, itali-mo-cised. That’s what I’m talking about.

Do you wanna go faster? Hells yeah, I do.


Play by play commentary for this match is provided, as it happens, by Grant Hutchinson.

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