Anatomy of typography
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Published: September 28, 2012

TYPOGRAPHY SERIES:
01 – Anatomy of typography
02 – Ligatures
03 – Numeral sets


There have been many images going around the Internet explaining the basic elements of typography but most of these sources are incredibly basic and incomplete. That's why I decided to come up with my own version and be as complete as possible.

I excluded several things like diacritics, the different ligature types, numeral sets etc. to avoid making it look too chaotic but most of the basic elements seem to be there. I will focus on diacritics, ligatures and numeral sets later in this ongoing typography series.

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rookie1286's avatar
...because I research variable names.
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cats-and-castello|Student Interface Designer
I LOVE THIS! Thank you for creating a more comprehensive guide!
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TheDoLittle|Professional General Artist
I plan on giving this to my typography students as a quiz. 8-)
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MartinSilvertant|Professional General Artist
Cool! Thanks for your comment.
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AbrX|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. This is very helpful. I think I shall turn it into a pdf and save it in my private library so that I shall have it at hand when I need the right terminology
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AbrX|Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome :-) Thank you
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MartinSilvertant|Professional General Artist
I had another thought about it and although it initially seemed like a good idea to share the vector file, I might actually get in trouble for sharing the outlines of a font I don't legally own. So feel free to share the jpg version with anyone you like, but please keep the .ai file to yourself.
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