The 60-Second Guide To Understanding Typefaces

We’ve been discussing the importance of design in education lately. As the edtech world continues to heat up, you’ll see a lot more new sites, tools, and trends. One common thread they’ll all have is that they rely on interesting and visually engaging fonts and typefaces.

Since you likely spend all your time worrying about education, helping others, and basically being awesome … you probably don’t spend your day figuring out the best serif font to use on a particular presentation.

So we bring you this helpful guide to fonts, typefaces, and all that comes with it.  It’s a quick look at the anatomy of type, the differences and similarities, and how each one works. Enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. Andreas

    September 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Nice infographic, thanks.

    There’s one mistake, though, if I’m not mistaken: the closing quotation marks in »Quote« should be high up and not at the baseline.