Typographic Countdown — 10 Days ’til the New Year

V shares its decendency with F and Y as coming from the Semitic letter waw, or vav, however you choose to say it. As mentioned previously, V along with U took on a kind of vowel sound for much of its history before arriving, in the 16th century, at the consonant sound we now give it.

Condor by David Jonathan Ross coolly renders V in a face all about controlled contrast of stroke.

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