This is very nearly just the commonly-used Vivaldi font, but with tweaks. For my cover of The Source of Fire I had to adjust letter spacings manually in Inkscape to get it just the way I wanted. I've done that here too, to nudge the 'p' away from the 'r'. But there's more.
Inkscape lets you convert text objects to paths and then edit the nodes and control points that make up each letter shape. So that's what I did to make the 'h' and the 'p' more pointy and extend their pointy bits out past the normal region of the letter, spiking into the spaces above and below.
The three rows of text are also separate objects, so their horizontal position could be adjusted to line up the way I wanted.
I'm by no means a graphic designer, but when I know what I want it's very satisfying to use tools that let me get it just so.
Tags: #writing #fonts #books #lettering