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Typography Series - 01 - Anatomy of typography by MartinSilvertant Typography Series - 01 - Anatomy of typography by MartinSilvertant
Typography Series - 01 - Type Anatomy

The ultimate guide to the anatomy of type. I believe all the basic anatomy of typography is included. I hope you like it, and feel free to share.

You can now download a zip file including the file as a 2000px wide jpg and an .ai vector file so you can print the poster as big as you want.

Typography Series - 01 - Type Anatomy
Typography Series - 02 - Ligatures
Typography Series - 03 - Numeral sets
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eesmit Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2016  New Deviant
Is the poster still available for download? The link above doesn't work. I'd love to use this poster in the classroom.
kayceesurveyer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Thank you this helps me explain things much easier to non-desiners
greenteam0chi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
this reminded me of the old picture dictionary i used to use in elementary where you had to match the image with number to see how to say it in english.(i was in ESL)
DevenDesign Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Man, I studied this in my typography class at my college.  I could use a recap.
GraveyardDaisies Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for providing this guide! I'm working on a typography self-portrait and I think this is going to help a lot
Glide08 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Turkish has a separate I ı and İ i.
0bsidianFire Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is very, very useful!
ensoul Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sweet :D
I'd rather have the numbers in order on the graphic than have the terms in alphabetical order though, save a lot of hunting for random numbers
karibelle72 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
love this!!!
gaiaimmortal Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
I logged in just to say THANK YOU SO MUCH. I've now printed it out and it's going on my wall in the office!
HwoarangMegante Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Hahaha... I've showed this to my tipography teacher. He asked me to put the link on the server of the group. We had a certain problem to remember all of this terms. Thanks for this¡! 
Ialmostquitonthis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Nice! I'll try to keep this in mind, if I remember that much!:happybounce:  

Also- "Avow my kick" hehMeow :3 
G3oM Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG thank you very much I was searching an awesome English translation of these specific terms.
Thank you for sharing and making this:happybounce: .
MrCarnyfex Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it helped me! thanks for providing that masterpiece! ;)
mwr928 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
This might have been useful in the Typography Design class I once had.
Conej0s Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2015
this is a useful guide

but it would be nice if the numbers and terms were actually in order

why the fuck are four and nineteen first? why can't the things you labeled on the letter 'T' be the first three you named?
Skitzen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It would make sense, but they wanted to have it in Alphabetical order. So in a way it makes sense for it to be as it is.
Metalero099 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Dude... this is so awesome! Thank you!
Remmu Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Wow... I find that quite impressive.
LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is just incredible
GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
This elegant cheat sheet is as attractive as it is informative! :D
Light-Former Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
This could be a very useful reference to have.

Thank you.
9und70 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Thanx a lot :-)
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xms9 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! :D :D
V-drift Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, you forgot number 22. Me and my teacher noticed this during class. Is the m 22? Sorry if I am being a bother. This is well made though. I faved it for when i have to study. or need a reminder.
raquelabe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!love it ! 
pipo24 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Hi - Not sure if I'm just missing it but I can;t see where to download the ZIP. Would love to hang this in my studio! 
McJay1994 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
hello, I'm a design student, I have a college project where I am designing a design magazine, I have a Typography section. and I was wondering if you would allow me to use this picture in my magazine. of course it will be credited to you. the magazine is just a college project, so it is not for publishing purposes.
Milo-Wildcat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome cheat sheet. It's a thorough and clear summary of the anatomy of type. Definately my favourite study guide! :D
Evertype Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Writer
Would you permit me translate this into other languages? It's a wonderful resource. 
Jbui555 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Cool, very helpful!
Neko-Baka-Olush Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Oh,thanks! This is so great! ; o ;
AnimaxiomArt Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If only I had this while I was in school! This is a great and intuitive reference.
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I actually don't think I would've had a use for it, but I do find it fascinating, and as a type designer a summary like this comes in very handy when I use a term most people are not familiar with and I can just refer them to this summary. Unfortunately the typography classes at school didn't quite get into the subject matter as deep as I wished for.
Citron--Vert Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here [link]
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Very nice feature.
Citron--Vert Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
AlexanderPaupoff Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
This is so informative and in such a comprehensive manner too :clap: Thank you so much of this, it's an amazing help! :D
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I did miss a few elements I believe but it's indeed more comprehensive than any other source I found.
ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have learnd so much just looking at this for a few minutes. The graphic design aspect is pretty amazing as well! :)
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I recently realized I forgot to include one element, which is the "chin". It only presents itself in the capital G though and there's no space left for more letters. Ah well, I'm fairly certain there may be more elements, but I covered most of the important ones.
ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll keep that last one in mind. Have you published or will publish an educational book for graphic artists (and others) on the wonderful and mysterious world of typography?
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I haven't, but I think when I've written enough articles I might bundle them and publish a book. It's a goal of mine to write at least one book during my lifetime. With the amount I write these days it shouldn't be much of a problem.
ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, keep it in mind!!! :)
Paulcellx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for uploading this sir! Pretty usefull!
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