I don’t have to even tell you the most common mistake found on U. It rears its ugly head on hand-lettered sandwich boards the world over.
The notorious double-thick U. It is as prevalent as it is hideous. It will never die—only regenerate in a slightly different form.
Hundreds of years of tradition says that (in typefaces with normal contrast), the right side of U is treated as a thin.
Respecting that tradition aids in legibility, as most folks have been reading Us with contrast their whole lives.
In some classical designs, uppercase U takes a form very similar to the lowercase. We even see this on the Trajan Column.
In sans land, the u is just an upside down n. Isn’t that crazy?
But in the serif form, we see that u is no longer an upside-down n.
That’s all I feel compelled to say about u. It is a humble little creature. Respect it, and it will respect u.
- Uppercase U is usually thick on the left, and thin on the right.
- u is an upside down n in sans, but slightly different in serifs.
- Loretta was obsessed with Frozen, then Frozen 2, then Coco, and now Trolls. I think all four are fantastic cinematic achievements.
Covik Sans Regular
Covik Sans Regular Italic
Ohno Blazeface 18 Point
Covik Sans Bold Italic
Covik Sans Bold
Vulf Mono Bold Italic
Vulf Mono Light Italic
Vulf Mono Light