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Countdown: M

We’re getting down to the last full week of life as we know it. Passing today is M, set in Ramiro Espinoza’s KrulKrul draws from sign painter Jan Willem Joseph Visser’s curly letter style, developed in Amsterdam in the late 1940s.

M, set in Krul

Typographic Countdown — 19 Days Left ’til 2012

M seems to have started out as a jagged line representing water. The Phoenicians may (again) have to credit the Egyptians for having a similar glyph, though in this case the two did not share the same sound.

Skolar by David Brezina forces a bit of white into the counters of its M by splaying its stems and cutting traps into the spots most prone to filling in.