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A Guide to Typography

by Simon. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

Typography is the art and technique of arranging type, which involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning).

The following infographic provides a quick and easy way to understand the various elements of typography.

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