Reading Response

While we discussed it today in class a little, I had tagged page 36 last week which was typography anatomy. I was really amazed to learn that the letters we see on each page, even the ones I’m typing right now have “body parts”. At first I found it to be humorous that there are names for parts of letters, such as the cross bar, ascender, spine or counter, but having these names makes it easier to point out certain aspects of the typeface you’re using. For example, if you are looking at a typeface you like and want to discuss the letter f, you can talk about the terminal, if it is in the overhang or cap height or if you was to point out if it’s sans serif or serif. This page showed me specifically that there is a lot more to type than just what you see on the page.

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