Working with Type

Vocabulary & Anatomy

Many fine books have been written about typography, and you should own some of them. (Robert Bringhurst’s Elements of Typographic Style, Fourth Edition [Hartley and Marks Publishers, 2013] and Ellen Lupton’s Thinking with Type, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition [Princeton Architectural Press, 2010] come to mind.) There’s a huge number of websites on the topic as well (fontology at fonts.com, for example). However, I wanted to illustrate a few terms here since you will encounter most of them in InDesign’s ...

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