eXtreme Type Terminology

Part Three: The ‘Black Art’—by Paul Dean An invisible grid of parallel horizontal lines is used as a constant reference in the creation of a font. It resembles a musical score and its four (or five) horizontal lines represent, from top to bottom, the ascender line (the height of the highest ascender), which is sometimes […]

eXtreme Type Terminology

Part 2: Anatomy of a Letterform—by Paul Dean “I was killing time and pain at a nearby bar called The Ear, so named because the two ribs of the ‘B’ in the neon sign that read ‘Bar’ had burned out years ago. So had most of the patrons.”—Kinky Friedman, Blast From the Past, 1998. Just […]

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