You are probably working with fonts from some time now.. and you don’t consider yourself as a type nerd, but it’s a good thing to go back to the basics and check what’s what.

 

Here you go – practice :

 

Stem

Counter

Shoulder

Serif

Ascender

Arc of stem

Link

Loop

Ear

Serif

Arm

Crossbar

Ascent

Ascender line

Cap height

X-height

Baseline

Descender line

Descent

Apex

Aperture

Finial

Axis

Crotch

Leg

Chin

Swash

Spine

Flag

Tail

Adnate

Abrupt

Beak

Lachrymal

etc.

 

There are many posters and pictures of the anatomy of the letters, but I believe this one is good example.

Say “Thank you” to the guys from : typedeskref.com

 

Margarit Ralev created Logoblink.com in 2007, as a 100% logo design blog.
He started his career as s freelance web designer in 2001. Ralev.com design portfolio was created in 2004. In 2006 he registered “Ralev.com Ltd.”, a company providing all sorts of advertising and graphic design services. Since 2008, the company focused on brand identity design and brand consulting.

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