Tag Archives: N

Countdown: N

It’s the end of the world, almost. Making the most of today is lowercase n from Nicole Dotin’s Elena, a masterfully drawn, and as I’ve said elsewhere, immensely readable text face.

n, set in Elena

Typographic Countdown — 18 Days ’til the New Year

N historically represented the shape of a serpent. When the Romans introduced the broad serif to the alphabet, N developed a single serif pointing outward at its top left. In many inscriptions, this detail was ‘cleaned up’ by the letter cutter who finished the stone work.

FF Chambers Sans by Verena Gerlach introduces some looseness to an otherwise tight tech sans with its gestural swash N.