enCounters With a-Holes

The lowercase 'a' glyph is one of the more complex and variable among typefaces. Often used as an exemplar of the typeface as a whole, it signifies the tone for the rest of the letters that follow it. From single-story and double-storey variants, to circular and squicular white space, this letter is the first we learn as children, forming the basis of written latin language.

enCounters with a-Holes creates a ceilingscape of shapes derived from the negative space of the miniscule a's counter. Various popular and unpopular typefaces are used. Each is rendered at the same type size for proper comparison.

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