The real Glastonbury poster controversy is the kerning

Glastonbury poster
(Image credit: Glastonbury Festival/Future)

The 'big' Glastonbury news this week is that, apparently after a complaint from the artist herself, Lana Del Rey's name has been unsurreptitiously elevated in a new version of the poster for Glastonbury festival 2023. But less pop-centric designers are spotting an altogether less forgivable sin. 

Del Rey is reported to have suggested on Instagram that she might pull out of the festival the original poster didn't give her high enough billing to reflect her headline spot on the second largest stage – and a new version (below) features her name in the requisite place. But enough about Lana Del Rey, let's talk about your friend and mine, kerning.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.