Font Glossary – Basics of Typography

Typography is an art and technique of arranging fonts and difference between good, bad and great design is very much dependent on the choice of typeface you’re going to use in a project.

The world of typography has its very own language and sorting out all of its terms can be very intimidating. It can be very tempting to use many fonts in one project especially for people newly venturing into the wide world of design.

However learning this anatomy will only help you understand how to pick a suitable font for your next project and apply it effectively.


Supremo has laid out the basics so beautifully on their website. Simply click on the image below, introduce or refresh yourself to some of the basics of typography.

Anatomy Definitions

Next step is to know a little bit more about the anatomy you have just seen. Here’s a glossary definitions of common type terminology by FontShop.

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