Drop Cap numba one! A=beginning of the alphabet.
I've had this general shape for an A stuck in my head for a while now. I started just blocking out that form and decided to outline it to open the letter up. I think this simple outline works the best. It really lets you focus on the structure of the letter while letting your eye flow easily across it. I also cut out the counter and the space below the bar. I think this really lets the shape breathe, but it would be awkward to apply to the digital world.
Our second Drop Cap is a revised version of this one, so I'll have to find something to do with that space.