Typographic Countdown — 27 Days ’til 2012

It’s time for E. We adopters of the Latin alphabet rely on E with more frequency than any other letter (Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, and Turkish being noted exceptions). Such common occurrence led inventor Samuel Morse and his assistant Alfred Vail to represent E with a single dot of Morse Code across the telegraph line. ‘Dit,’ the ham radio operators would correct me. We celebrate the letter with Nathan Williams’s Dusty Circus.

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