Anatomy of Typography – Letter features and characteristics

Sometimes it can be difficult to explain and identify the different features of a typeface. So, let’s take a look at the anatomy of typography!

So, I’ve put together a poster, which I have hanging up in my office! It contains all the significant features of type, pointing out features such as a stem, eye, bowl, counter, arm and so on. I’ve also included x-height, leading and baseline, which identify features outside of the characters themselves.

I have excluded a few features, but the everyday, common features have been included.

You’re welcome to download the file as a reference or bookmark this page.

Have fun with type!

You can download the image below.Anatomy of Typography Poster