Understanding type anatomy


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Understanding type anatomy

For this chapter, I'd like to take a step back and talk about some of the conventions and terminology involved with working with type. Typography, and graphic design in general, necessarily comes with a lot of jargon, and I am going to try and simplify things as much as possible, but it is, to some extent, unavoidable. So let's take a look at this very familiar looking diagram of the principal parts of letters. I'm sure you've seen things like this before. You may have even seen this particular one before.

These are the main parts of the letters, and I will be referring to most of these as we go throughout this course, so it's important that you know what it is I'm referring to. It's all fairly self-explanatory; pretty common sensical. We have these implied lines on our type. So beginning with the baseline; the baseline is the implied line upon which the type sits, and when we're working with bodies of text, we have an option to align our baselines across colu...

Understanding type anatomy
Video duration: 3m 25s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Understanding type anatomy provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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