Typographic Countdown — 16 Days ’til the New Year

Before we begin with today’s letter, a note on position: We’re to the heart of December. Sixteen days in and 16 days left until this countdown rings in the new year. It seems to have flown by.

The earliest discovered traces of P render the character as simply a bent line. The Greeks stylized the character into a completely different shape, Pi, while their Rho, indistinguishable in form from our P, went on to grow a tail. Thanks Etruscans.

FF Schmalhans by Hans Reichel gives us this playfully high-waisted P.

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