Typographic Countdown — 25 Days ’til the New Year

I can’t believe it’s G already. G is the first letter we come across where we can actually credit a single, citable human from recorded history. Spurius Carvilius Ruga worked as an educator and school superintendent in 230 BC when he associated G with its present consonant sound. Growing tired of using K as a double-duty stand-in to represent this sound, the Roman Republic eagerly made room in the alphabet for the letter. The G in Silas Dilworth’s Facebuster squeezes every bit of use out of its counter with a tight fist.

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