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Countdown: T

Only a few weeks left. Leading us toward the end is T, set in Underware’s Dolly. Let’s take a good look at this text face, since we’ve got it up big. Note how the strokes bow, sway, and swell ever so slightly, capturing the movement of the brush. See how the loaded brush leaves the crossbar of the t a little heavy on the right side? The asymmetrical serifs offer a similar diagonal ‘pull’ to the face. You’ll find this tightly drawn brushwork throughout Underware’s library. Well, not for long you won’t. Underware is the collaborative effort of Sami Kortemäki, Akiem Helmling, and Bas Jacobs.

T, set in Dolly

Typographic Countdown—31 Days ’til the New Year

We begin our typographic countdown to 2012 with A. We borrow the letter along with several others from the Greek, Alpha, though the Greeks admit to borrowing it from the Phoenicians. It is the first and therefore the least, like the lowly ox, for which the letter served initially as a pictogram. Bello from Underware renders the letter in a lively thick brush script style that lets the speed of its stroke work show through.

If you ever need an A without the crossbar, take a look at capital Lambda. (Remember that not all fonts include the Greek alphabet.)