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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 replies on “Eating the letter R or Eric Gill for lunch”

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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