Typography Diagram

Typography Diagram

While rummaging through my old files I came across this typography diagram I designed in a typography class way back in art school at The University of Alabama.

We had to create a diagram based on our recently gained knowledge of the intricate parts of letter forms.

Looking back I realize my design was a little rickety, but the info was there and it was enough to get the grade I needed to move on.

The Anatomy of a typographic letter form

  • Stress
  • Counter
  • Bowl
  • x-height
  • Descender
  • Serif
  • Bracketing
  • Hairline stroke
  • Sans serif
  • Ascender
  • Point size
  • Baseline
  • Terminal
  • Stem stroke

Checkout Coursera typography courses for information about the art and science of type.


One response to “Typography Diagram”

  1. ‘While’. Don’t you just love the way software forces typography to do its bidding?

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