Typographic Countdown — 21 Days ’til the New Year

Open broadly your left hand and spread your fingers wide. Looking at your palm you now see what was initially represented by the letter K. Upon closer inspection, I seem to have one too many fingers. K probably represented the right hand though, since ours is a reflection of the Phoenician alphabet, which read from right to left.

In Malabar Pro by Dan Reynolds, the k lets some light in by allowing the counters to push open the join between the stem and diagonal strokes.

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