Anatomy of Letters: Basic Introduction into Typographical Terms

Design - Series


Chelsey Doyle
t: 604-771-2363

Student: Chelsey Doyle Program: Communication Design School: Emily Carr University of Art + Design Instructor: Peter Cocking

This project visually expands basic typographical terms in both text and display environments, highlighting various components that make up a letterform. Playing off the clarity of overlays in human anatomy books, this project makes letter anatomy accessible by breaking down letterforms into layers. The reference book offers insight into 36 typographical terms, the triptych of layered Plexiglas highlights letterforms with various terms at a large, display scale, and the pocket reference provides a quick overview.