14 Typography Terms Every Graphic Designer Should Know – Basic Type Terms



Typography is a crucial aspect of graphic design. It refers to the art and technique of arranging type to make them visually appealing and easily readable. Typography plays a significant role in conveying a message, setting a mood, and creating a memorable visual identity. This video will cover common typography terms, such as font, typeface, display text, body text, serifs, sans serifs, points, x-height, baseline, ascenders, descenders, leading, tracking, and kerning.

💡 WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
► Common typography terms, such as font, typeface, display text, body text, serifs, sans serifs, points, x-height, baseline, ascenders, descenders, leading, tracking, and kerning.

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💡 CONTENTS
00:00 – Introduction
00:02 – Font
00:09 – Typeface
00:19 – Display text
00:26 – Body text
00:35 – Serif
00:48 – Sans serif
01:00 – Points
01:08 – X-height
01:15 – Baseline
01:23 – Ascenders
01:27 – Descenders
01:32 – Leading
01:39 – Tracking
01:47 – Kerning

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