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Typographic Countdown—13 Days Left ’til—Really?

Really. S means the new year’s less than two weeks away. The Phoenicians rendered their S-sounding letter (one of them) more like what became the Greek Sigma, Σ. It meant teeth. The Romans were the first to apply the curve to the letter bringing about the shape that’s become synonymous with S.
As mentioned previously, the long-s is not an f, and double-s is not a b.

Typonine Stencil by Nikola Djurek shows us what sophisticated stencil typography looks like.