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Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Oct 8 / Ashley Ratusznik


cap height- distance from the baseline to the top of the capital letter determines letter’s point size


ascender- elements that may extend slightly above the cap height



stem vs serif

spine vs cross bar


most typefaces are not divided in half, like how we are taught to write when we are younger, the x height usually occupies more than half of the cap height

the larger the x height the bigger the letter appears to be

greatest density is between the baseline and x height