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Ohno Type School: V

V1

What could we say about an upside-down A without a crossbar?

V2

Well, it’s not always an upside-down A. V doesn’t have serifs on the bottom, or vertex.

V3

Historically, V had some large exterior serifs, and the interior ones were a bit smaller. Trajan lets these shapes overlap. I say why not?!

V4

I can get carried away with the opposite strategy: making the interior serifs huge, and exterior serifs tiny. This allows for tighter spacing while maintaining drama.

V5

For the script V, the entry stroke relates to the same one used in a lot of other places.

V6

The lowercase v is a scaled-down version. So easy.

Review

  • V has no serif on the bottom.
  • The script V uses some existing anatomy, copy paste!
  • In five years of teaching workshops and classes, there have been almost zero jerks. People that want to learn about type and lettering are 99.9% chill.

Next up → W.