Part I: Anatomy
Identify the five parts of a line of type numbered below.
Part II: Type Families
Identify the categories of fonts below. Write the numbers first, then the letters that match. There are more category names than fonts, so one will be left off.
- Sans Serif
Part III: Choosing a Font
- What is the address of a Web site that offers fonts for sale?
- What is the address of a Web site that offers free fonts?
- What's the first thing you should do when you receive copy (text)?
- What is essential in information design?
- On what everyday object would you find information design?
- What country is the font Bodoni from?
- Which font would work better for an Old West feel, Mesquite or Avant Guard?
- Which font would work better for a wedding invitation, Princeton or Shelly Allegro?
- Which font would work better for road signs, KidTypePaint or Helvetica?
- What is it called if you use a non-free commercial font for which you do not own a license?
Part IV: Styling and Formatting
- How many points are in an inch?
- What should the size range be for body copy in books and magazines?
- Should body copy ever be set in all upper-case? Why or why not?
- What is leading?
- What does it mean to set text "solid"?
- How do you calculate a proper amount of leading for a given type size?
- What does measure mean?
- What is the optimum number of characters for a line of text in body copy?
- What is the most common and most legible way to align text?
- What can go wrong with justified text?