Resources

For continued education and refinement of typography in graphic design, these books will add increasing depth of knowledge, understanding and practice. 


If you’d like  to dive even deeper into typography, surround yourself with valuable reference material. This list contains our type library favorites that we refer to most. Get the PDF copy of our list now.


 
Books

Instructional & Theory

Books


Periodicals

Design & Reference

Periodicals


Foundries & Distributors

Type Designers

Font Foundries


Font Marketplaces

Type Distributors


Reference

Type Anatomy


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APEX The point formed at the top of a character such as this ‘A’ where the left and right strokes meet.

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ARM The horizontal bar that is open at one or both ends.

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ASCENDER The part of the letter that extends above the x-height.


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BAR/CROSS BAR Horizontal bar also on the ‘A’, ‘H’ and ‘t’.

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BARB A sharp, pointed serif.

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BEAK The serif form at the end of an arm.


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BOWL The part of a character that encloses a space in circular letterforms such as ‘O’ and ‘e’. The bowl can be fully closed or open.

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BRACKET The transitional shape connecting the stem and the serif.

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CHIN The angled terminal of a capital ‘G’.


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COUNTER The enclosed space inside a bowl.

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C R O S S S T R O K E OR CROSS BAR The horizontal stroke that intersects the central stem of a character.

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CROTCH The inner point in which two angled strokes meet.