In order to better understand type we need to know the language that is used to describe the anatomy of type. The below diagram provides an overview of the anatomy of type:The above diagram provides an overview of the letter parts such as:
serif, Bowl- rounded letters, Stem, Arm, Ear, Spine, Shoulder, Leg, Foot, Tail
Jot (forget dot)
Using these descriptive terms to define type helps us build and discuss our Language of Typogaphic design!