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Typography Worksheet:

Find the Term:


Using this website:
www.typographydeconstructed.com/category/anatomy-of-type/
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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SECTION II
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.
http://www.mightyfinegraphics.com/cg/type_class.html

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:

__________ ________