Project 52: The Letter R
We now move into what I fondly refer to as “the bonus round.” As some of you Pat Sajak fans might already know, in the bonus round of Wheel of Fortune, the contestant is given the 4 most common consonants (and the most common vowel) before they are expected to solve the puzzle. Three of which fall right in a row. These letters are: R, S, T, L, N, E.
After Q, R was certainly a bevy of possibilities. So varied is its form. From the capital R in serif and sans, to the complicated script R, which looks nothing like itself. My top 6:
The pink and purple R is by far my favorite followed closely by the gold serif R found on the outside of my office building (**0 California). The descender on the brown R is also, quite lovely and even delicate.
I’d have to say of all my picks, though, the techno, red and white R is my least favorite. It’s too curvy, and I don’t like how it’s all one line, therefore creating two x-heights. Detached from its counterparts, indeed, it barely looks like the character at all.