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 →

The Movable books of Letterforms

I keep looking for new things to share with my students and I came across this fantastic book by Kevin SteeleĀ called The Movable books of Letterforms.     The concepts of typography are so beautifully explained in this pop up book! Every page has been a delight, but my absolute favouritesĀ are the ones with the... Continue Reading →

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