Fun with Glyphs (g)

I love experimenting with letterforms, the lower case g is my favourite glyph (after the & of course) here are some random experiments I did while working on a branding project.

O so stressed

So there are a dime a dozen websites which will explain the meaning of stress in typography, so I am just going to give a quick explanation The first typefaces, designed in the 15th and 16th centuries, emulate calligraphy, therefore there is a certain variation in the stroke of the letters, the transition of the... Continue Reading →

Why is it called X height?

Why is it called X height? The X height of a typeface is the height of the lowercase letter, excluding the ascenders and descenders, i.e. the distance between the baseline and the tops of the letters. Ever wonder why is it called x height, and not any other letter? When we analyse the anatomy of... Continue Reading →

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