Anatomy of Typography Poster

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!

What is type and lettering?

Type and lettering is something we see every day of our lives. It's used for print media such as signage, brochures, in store, flyers and so on. It's also used digitally on the web, whilst we sift through Facebook and Instagram posts, blogs, or the latest Reddit news.

Typography features and characteristics

So what did I do to help indentify features of type? 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. Not only does it help explain certain features, but is also super interesting to have a little bit of extra knowledge regardless of if you're a Graphic Designer or not.

I have excluded a few type features, but the everyday, common features have all been included. This is a great guide for professionals and students alike.

What other posters would you like to see made as a graphic design resource? Comment below to tell me what you'd like to see created!

You're welcome to download the file as a reference or bookmark this page. I've included a link below.

Have fun with type!

You can download the image below.Anatomy of Typography Poster