The Roman letter is composed of two weights of lines, corresponding to the down stroke and the up stroke of the broad reed pen with which it was originally written. RULES FOR SHADING ROMAN LETTERS: (1) Heavy Lines—all down strokes. This includes all vertical lines (except as noted above in M, N, and U), and all lines slanting downward, left to right. (2) Light Lines—all horizontal strokes. All strokes upward from left to right (except Z)
The Roman Alphabet is also known as the "Latin Alphabet". It is the most widely used alphabetic system in the world, the script of the English and most European language. It is developed from the Etruscan alphabet before 600 BC. It can be traced through the Etruscan, Greek, and Phoenician scripts.
Even though I am not a big fan of Times New Roman. I really like the used the typography placement in this piece. It is a very clean layout, but it is also visually interesting. The font is Times New Roman. created by Victor Lardent at the English branch of Monotype. awesome use of letters as object and text block of information.