Chapter 01 - Introduction
Lesson 04 - Anatomy of the Letterform
The anatomy can seem a little daunting at first, as there are quite a few terms to remember. But it is useful to familiarize yourself with these terms in order to communicate properly with other design professionals. You don’t want to be referring to the jot of a j as “that dot thingy”, because it sounds ridiculous and you won’t be taken seriously. It's helpful to note that most of the anatomy nomenclature overlaps with the human body, which makes it easier to remember. So, let’s just jump in, starting with the most important line in typography, the baseline!
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Feel free to share these anatomy cards till your heart's content. Now, that you're familiar with the importance, history and anatomy of typography, it's time to start learning about how type can be classified. We'll cover various type classifications in the next chapter.
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