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A Matter of Italics

Two designers quoted the Middle Age era in the lower case "g":
1. Jan Van Krimpen with the italics of Lutetia, Romanée, Haarlemmer, Spectrum
2. Eric Gill with the italics of Perpetua, Golden Cockerel, Joanna, Aries


¶ Do you know who's started this italic "g" trend?


PS: I've noticed the medieval "g" in the italics of ITC Galliard and ITC Esprit.

Hey guys,

I am trying to write about this part of the attached G image and am wondering if there is a specific name for this instance of the G's anatomy. Any ideas would be helpful.



Just wondering if there is any technical protocol for creating a double or single story of each character? I initially thought sans serif leaned towards single story characters and vice versa (serif typefaces were typically two story) but I see this isn't mandatory.

According to the ever-correct Wikipedia, there is no technical right or wrong.

Does anyone have any recommendations or preferences when you create these letters in a new typeface?

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