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Jan

01

Crossbar

Now that the website is back up (happy New Year to you as well support staff thanks for the hard work), I wanted to round the year out on a small, but important aspect of typography — crossbars. A crossbar is usually defined as the horizontal stroke of the letters A and H. Sometimes, the […]

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Dec

18

Numerals

It’s been too long! But today, we will be talking about numerals and the two different types of numerals.  The two types are called by many different names, but most commonly known as Lining and Old-Style numerals. Lining Numerals Lining numerals, also known as tabular, ranging, or uppercase numerals (figures) are the typical numerals we […]

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Oct

12

Strokes and Stems

Strokes and stems, strokes and stems, gotta have me some strokes and stems. In my type that is… And that is what we will be talking about today. Let us start off talking about stems. Stem In typography, a stem is a vertical, full-length stroke in upright characters (ie. L, H, f, l , h,P, […]

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