Typography

The tradition in book design of making the first letter in a paragraph larger than the rest of the type goes back pretty far. In fact, it predates printing entirely. This practice started with scribes. When writing out books, they would sometimes treat these first letters as an opportunity for embellishment. The monks who were scribes would enlarge the letter to the point that it was big enough to become part of an intricate illustration.

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