Font Glossary

To a great degree, we use words to communicate concepts. Every sphere of endeavor, it seems, has its own jargon, and the less you understand the terminology, the less you understand. The reverse is also true: the less people understand your jargon, the less they can follow what you are saying.

Talk to anyone who is what I call a "print person" and you quickly find out that there is a wealth of print jargon that's taken centuries to develop. Thing is, there's a point in nearly every web designer's career when print and typography become important. Here's some help: Owlsoup's Foam Train Font Glossary.

3 Comments to "Font Glossary"

  1. Sophie says:

    Thanks for that Diane. My FIL worked in the print business so I was lucky to get a lot of info from him in the early days. A great book he gave us was Printmate by Trevor Wilson.

  2. DianeV says:

    That's terrific, Sophie. Nice to see these related fields dovetailing together — at least, as much as they do.

  3. Sophie says:

    Definitely. And I have to admit I always found having an understanding of the print medium an advantage designing online. Plus even though I donlt offer the service many of my clients get me to do their business cards, statiionery etc.

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