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The only typography cheat sheet you'll ever need

(Image credit: Christian Heilmann)

There are a few pages that belong in every creative's bookmark list, and if you've ever found yourself wondering pretty much anything about typography, we've found the page for you. Ever since we discovered it at the tail of last year (why yes, that was a typography joke), it's been an invaluable visual resource for those niggling questions. And let's be honest, even the most experienced typographer might need a refresher every now and again. 

From the shoulder of 'h' to the stem of 'l', via the arc of 'm' and tons more, the anatomy of every single letter is a potential minefield of jargon. While there are hundreds of excellent typography tutorials around the web to help you get started, you'd be hard pushed to find an easier guide than this interactive typography cheat sheet

The original design came from designer Martin Silvertant, but German software developer Christian Heilman adding brilliant interactive functionality, letting users click on each area highlighted in green to reveal the type terminology in focus.

If you're new to the world of type, this is an invaluable resource, which is free and super-easy to access. There's a lot of jargon to learn when it comes to typography, so this is a really nifty cheat sheet. Simply bookmark the page and you'll never be stuck for a typography term again. 

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Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper is senior news editor at Creative Bloq, and an authority on all things art, design, branding and tech. He has a particular penchant for Apple products – some corners of the internet might call him an 'iSheep', but he's fine with this. It doesn't bother him at all. Why would it? They're just really nicely designed products, okay? Daniel is also a comedian and national poetry slam champion, and his favourite Bond is, obviously, Sean Connery.