Terms in Type for Typographic Trainees

If you are looking to learn more about typographic terminology or if you are a typical typo-file, take a look at Type Terms.  Type Terms is cheat sheet for designers to learn the basics of typographic terminology.  They cover the anatomy of typography from tittle to terminal to tail, and everything in between.

If you are new to typography or here to refresh your memory, then Type Terms is perfect for you. (via Supremo.tv).

Type Terms. The animated typographic cheat sheet.

Source: Type Terms

A Field Guide to Typestaches

Wikipedia defines a moustache (UK /məˈstɑːʃ/; American English: mustache, /ˈmʌstæʃ/)[1] is facial hair grown on the upper lip. Moustaches can be groomed by trimming and styling with a type of pomade called moustache wax. A typestache on the other hand, is styled by a typographer.  These curly brackets have been selected for display and labeled by designer Tor Weeks.   The brackets look remarkably like their namesake, the Typestache. From designer Tor Weeks: Typestaches actually started as […]

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Vegetable Calligraphy – via Ian Bernard

Ian Bernard is a type designer and custom letterer that I learned about via my Facebook  feed. In this video he demonstrates how it is not the tools that we use as designers that make good work but the skills we posses.

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