Typographic Countdown — 9 Days ’til the New Year

W slowly made its way into popular use as its own letter well into the 16th century. It was long written and even typeset as UU. In German, W makes the sound that we English speakers associate with the letter V. Keep this in mind next time you utter the words Weiss Antiqua. It’s Weiss, like Miami Weiss.

Ayres Royal by Gert Wiescher decorates the page with flourished initial caps.

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