17 November 2011

In at No.7

The new G moved into seventh place in the alphabet, displacing the Z, for which there was no need. The Z was later resurrected at the end of the alphabet. In formal roman inscriptions, it most often looked like this Imperial Majescule G, first painted by a signwriter onto the stone, then carved with a hammer and chisel. Here, Father Catich’s imagined brushstroke G next to his redrawn Trajan G from The origin of the serif, 1968.