Introduction to Typographic Terms for Hand Lettering Artists

After going through the 10-Step Introductory Lettering Guide, it might not seem like type anatomy is relevant to lettering. But to improve, you need to be able to hold a conversation about letters.

When you get critiques on your work, others will be using these terms to talk about your lettering. Without these terms, it would be very difficult to pinpoint areas you need to work on.

If you have an understanding of the terms, you’ll be able to follow conversations on lettering and improve your work!

Introduction to Typographic Terms for Hand Lettering Artists

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