The 1933 drawing for Eric Gill's infamous lowercase 'g' in Gill Sans is my favorite letter. When I was learning how to draw letterforms, I would use grids when developing my typefaces. Being a young designer, I often would run into issues and doubted if my method was sound. When I first saw this drawing, everything seemed to fall into place and I had proof that someone else used grids to draw letters. I still use grids when I draw letterforms and I teach others the same way. The actual "g" in Gill Sans does not look like this and I wonder when it was changed and why.
Gill is quoted saying, "A pair of spectacles is rather like a g; I will make a g rather like a pair of spectacles." I never quite made this correlation but there is something amazing about the oval resting under the circle. The geometric balance is perfect and the center of the oval is the same center-point as the circle. It almost feels like a bird going into a nest. I have paid homage to this letter when creating my g for Pakt and it is important for me to have a unique g in every typeface I draw because of this letter.