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Type Anatomy

Type terminology illustrated in a literal sense

inktrap closeup

Memory problems? These funny illustrations will help you remember typographic terms better (in German).

Aufstrich = upward stroke (but also bread spread in German)
Abstrich = downward stroke (but also pap smear in German)
Inktrap = inktrap (this one works in English)

Aufstrich

Abstrich

Inktrap

There are other words in the typographical field that have names, which can be illustrated literally. For example, Auslauf refers to the end stroke, but also means leakage. Punze means counter, but also refers to the embossed letters on a piece of jewelry. The word Schwanz is the tail of the Q, but it can also mean penis.

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aufstrich closeup