Andrea Herstowski


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Anatomy of Type
The anatomy of type is the examination of the various visual elements that compose a typeface’s letterforms. This includes the individual components such as the bowl, counter, spine, stem, stroke, ect... that make up each letterform. Understanding the anatomy of type is important for typographers, graphic designers, and anyone working with typography.

The basic anatomy of typography is all about structures of letters/characters/glyphs. How do we break down a typeface? What makes up a typeface, what does it consist of and why should we care?

Lecture: Parts of the Letter. pdf

Modularity of Type: Lynne Yun

from Reading Letters: Designing for Legibility, Sofie Beier