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Eating the letter R or Eric Gill for lunch


I recently posted on VS Naipaul and typography here. Still reading Mr Biswas I came on this sentence: ‘ “I could eat the Gill Sans R,” the editor said.’ [Everyman Edition, 1995, p.310).  I could eat the Gill Sans R! What a wonderful expression. Made me think what other letters I would choose to eat at a dinner party; indeed who I would invite to that dinner party to eat those letters. More to follow….your comments/guest list welcome.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jesse permalink
    17/12/2011 3:34 pm

    How about a heaping bowl of Bulmer italic ampersands? That would keep me going for a while.

  2. john pitt permalink*
    17/12/2011 9:49 pm

    Thanks. Could cause a bit of indigestion though!

  3. Stuart Gluth permalink
    19/12/2011 12:16 pm

    I once had a dog take a bite out of my Rs

  4. Decifrador permalink
    27/05/2015 5:23 am

    I don’t understand what you are meaning here.

    • john pitt permalink*
      27/05/2015 9:21 pm

      Thanks for the comment. This is a suggestion that lunch isn’t always about food – but can be about the wonderful experience of lettering. If I can eat an R, well why can’t I eat Eric as well?

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