Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gimme an "R"

There has always been something about the letter "R" that makes it unquestionablely awesome. I think its evolution has much to do with this. From its humble beginings as the mouth shaped Egyptian hieroglyph "ro" representing the consonant sound for "R", to its early Greek middle evolution as an angular "P", the letter "R" slowly takes form and grows a tail as seen in its Roman form. The tail is the defining feature of the "R" and when stacked up against all other roman letters it's as much of a leather wearing rebel as "Z" is. In tribute I've created a portrait of my favorite appendaged character and also it's evolutionary path.



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