This design is a slogan to go on a t-shirt for an improv troupe, with their logo on the other side.
I'd like to know which version seems better.
The main difference is that the thickness of 'HIGHLY' in the second version is more similar to the thickness of 'SUGGESTIBLE', and has less space between the letters, than the first version. It's subtle, but subtle matters in typography.
Pros of version 1:
- Slightly easier to read, more space.
- Lighter, which might give a feeling of 'high'.
- Looks slightly different from 'SUGGESTIBLE' (in thickness) but not enough that it looks intentional.
Pros of version 2:
- More consistent thickness-wise.
- Smaller gaps between letters might be preferable -- more t-shirt designy/blocky.
- Slightly busier.
Other info: 'SUGGESTIBLE' is in League Gothic, 'HIGHLY' is in Helvetica Bold which I stretched manually.
Other possible crits:
- The 'S's in 'SUGGESTIBLE' should have their terminals made vertical, to fit better with Helvetica.
- The 'G' of 'HIGHLY' in version1 could be cleaned up/smoothened out -- still slightly wobbly from the stretching.
- Kerning of 'Y' in 'HIGHLY' in both is poor (maybe only decrease slightly for version2?).