MAYBE IT’S JUST ME. Maybe I shouldn’t let the little things bother me. But then, I remember that all the “little things” really matter when it comes to news design.
That’s why I always find it distracting when I see a round peg in a square hole, like the drop initial at top left.
And it’s why I take the time on feature packages to select that letter, create an outline, then place it at the start of the text, making the text wrap to the right of the letter.
This works especially well with other letters like P and L.
Yes, it takes a bit of extra work, and I wouldn’t bother doing it on regular columns and the like. But I think it’s worth the effort for a drop cap in a feature package.
Try it. I think you’ll find it improves the look of your feature designs, too.