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Anatomy of typography

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 28, 2012, 2:08 PM

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 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
...because I research variable names.
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cats-and-castello Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I LOVE THIS! Thank you for creating a more comprehensive guide!
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TheDoLittle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I plan on giving this to my typography students as a quiz. 8-)
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool! Thanks for your comment.
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AbrX Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome :-) Thank you
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  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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AbrX Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Although... on second thought... if you were right about this... then you would never be able to share a pdf-file from a poster you created in, say, adobe illustrator with some fonts you bought. Now remember: The price for a font is so expensive because you are allowed to use it in your works, no matter how.

So all in all I doubt that you are right here.

Nevertheless I won't share the file.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think the issue is that you need to use fonts you obtained legally. You are not at fault when you have a PDF with fonts someone else used illegally or otherwise, however for me it's a risk because my name is in the file and I don't actually have a license to use these fonts. I do have purchased fonts but they were not the best for this project.
By the way, a font is primarily so expensive because it's such an awful lot of work to create a font in the first place. The default price for a single font is around $25, but if you consider the sheer amount of work it's not a lot.
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AbrX Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, don't get me wrong: Even though I am not in the position to buy as many fonts as I would love I clearly understand how much work it is to come up with a new font and how many hours of designing are spent into it. So a tip to the head to everyone who offers their font as free font.

And I clearly understand the legal issue. :-)
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AbrX Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Understood
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