The Ultimate Guide to Basic Typography



Learn the essential terms in the world of typography. In this video, we’ll clarify a few misused terms, touch on figures and symbols, and explain some indispensable typesetting terminology. In the world of typography and design, there are innumerable terms that are necessary for beginner designers to know. A few of these terms are widely confused and misused. In this Ultimate Guide to Basic Typography, we’ve gathered some essential terms you need to know. We’ll go through some of the basic misunderstood terms, like the difference between typeface and font. I’ll also touch on the different font file types, explain the different types of figures and symbols, and explain some essential typesetting details.

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0:33 Typeface vs. Font
1:05 Italics vs. Oblique
1:44 Font Weights
2:16 Font File Types
3:23 Figures Signs and Symbols
5:40 History of Type & Ampersands
5:48 Detailed Typography

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