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Typography Worksheet:

Find the Term:

Using this website:
Find the name that matches each of the definitions below.
You will have to use the LOAD MORE link at the bottom of the site a number of times to find all the names.

An upward vertical stroke found on the part of lowercase letters that extends above the typefaces x-height.

1 Definition: In typography, the upward vertical stem on some lowercase letters, such as h and b, that extends above the x-height
is the ________ ___________.

The invisible line where all characters sit.

2 Definition: The ____ ________ is the imaginary line upon which a line of text rests. In most typefaces, the
descenders on characters such as g or p extend down below the ___ ____________ while curved letters such as c or o
extend ever-so-slightly below the ___ ___________.

The height of a capital letter measured from the baseline. In typography, _______ ____ refers to the height of a
3 capital letter above the baseline for a particular typeface. It specifically refers to the height of capital letters that are flatsuch
as H or Ias opposed to round letters such as O, or pointed letters.

The open space in a fully or partly closed area within a letter.

4 Definition: In typography, the enclosed or partially enclosed circular or curved negative space (white space) of some letters such
as d, o, and s is the ______ ________.

The part of the letters that extends below the baseline.

5 Definition: The portion of some lowercase letters, such as g and y, that extends or descends below the baseline is the
___________ _____. The length and shape of the _______ _________ can affect
readability of lines of type and is an identifying factor for some typefaces.

6 A stroke added as a stop to the beginning and end of the main strokes of a character.

Definition: In typography, a ___ _________ is the little extra stroke found at the end of main vertical and
horizontal strokes of some letterforms.

7 The height of lowercase letters reach based on height of lowercase x; does not include ascenders or descenders.

Definition: In typography, __________ _____ is the distance between the baseline of a line of type
and tops of the main body of lower case letters (i.e. excluding ascenders or descenders).
Anatomy of Type:
Label the Anatomy of the type below:

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Use the information presented on the following website make some good decisions regarding which
typeface classifications would be best to use on which type of design.

Pick your Favorite

Choose the correct Typeface Classification to use in the following scenarios.

1) I need a highly readable professional looking font for my Resume:

_____________ ___

2) I want a really fun funky text for a movie poster I am creating:

____ _ ___________

3) I want a font that looks like it is handwritten to send off with my Christmas card:

__________ ________