That S We All Drew in School

If I were to ask you "Remember the 'S' from school?" I bet more than a handful would answer "absolutely." If you don't know what I'm talking about, it is an angular letter S that is drawn with six vertical lines and then connecting them with some diagonal lines. But where did it come from? Over on YouTube, LEMMiNO has gone down the rabbit hole to find its origins. I loved watching this.

The "Universal S" is a really interesting design because anyone can draw it. I, who is not artistically skilled in any way, used to draw it all the time. For me, it was simply something I saw on other's binder covers and etched into desks in certain high school classes. I never knew what to call it or knew its origins. I just knew it looked cool. Apparently, I was far from the only one.