Welcome back! Last time we took a look at the very basics of typography terminology. We went over the differences between a font and a typeface, sans-serif vs. script vs. serif typefaces, and how to identify each of them.
This time we’re going to take a look at the sizing of letters. Just like your body, letters have entire anatomies to them, each part having a different name, and a way to measure it. We’re going to identify the different guidelines used to measure the sizes of letters. We’ll talk about uppercase and lowercase, and where they originate.