Type terms: the animated typographic cheat sheet

Learn the basics of typographic terminology with this handy online resource.

Typography: Type Terms

Get to grips with typography terminology with Type Terms

Typography is a complex subject, which even the most experienced creative director can struggle with. There's a lot of, often confusing, terminology to get your head around and remember and, while there's a huge number of typography tutorials and tools to aid you, new online resource Type Terms breaks it down in a simple and effective way.

Type Terms highlights all the important terminology you need to know, complete with animations to help you really get to grips with the important elements of typography. So whether you're new to type or just need to brush up on your skills, Type Terms will help.

Typography: Type terms

A handy resource, Type Terms was created by Supremo junior designer Dan Heywood. "Before leaving University, I decided to brush up on my typographic terminology and create something that I could reference whenever needed," he explains.

"I wanted to combine typography with web design and create an animated experience that would give me the chance to experiment with SVGs and CSS animations. Once I had the idea nailed down, I realised that Type Terms could help teach new design students typographic terminology. The aim was to create something that would describe each term visually so that even the newest of designers could understand them instantly."

Typography: Type Terms

So if you struggle to remember typographic terminology, or just want to refresh your memory, Type Terms is definitely one to bookmark.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kerrie Hughes is associate editor at Creative Bloq. Her employment at Future Publishing began in January 2010 as staff writer for 3D World magazine. Since then, she's written regularly for other publications, including ImagineFX and Computer Arts magazines.

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