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Typographic Anatomy by morowhitewolf Typographic Anatomy by morowhitewolf
Typographic Anatomy (MUCH LARGER UNDER DL.)
This chart was made to be printed and used for reference, not for strictly viewing on the computer (Bodoni isn't such a great screen font). I wanted it to look like a classroom poster, or one of those ones that came in the mail.
I also have an unwrinkled version because, well, sometimes I like to crumple my own posters. <3 Interested parties can download that here.

I made this as sort of a gift for Deviantart, like a tutorial, but more of a handy-hints type thing. It's meant to be more of a simple reference, not too in depth but enough to change the way someone might look at type.

Edit: Thanks so much ^pica-ae for putting me in the Daily Deviations :'D
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Given 2010-05-12
Educative and yet beautiful. This piece is dedicated to our loved fonts and explains them in a most appealing way. If you love Typography, you will love this artwork.

Typographic Anatomy by =morowhitewolf ( Featured by pica-ae )
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AiriChanFP Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are you dutch cus vogel is a dutch word what means bird
XD
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timoschenko Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Thanks a lot for this!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. the crumpled look is a nice touch!
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Azdaracylius Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
It's an interesting paper. Vogel means bird in Dutch...
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drop-asd Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
This gorgeous piece has been included in Typographysical Appearance 3 as a part of `ArhcamtIlnaad's typography collection. If you have time, please do take a look as it features a lot of resources. I hope it would be useful to you, too, and I'd appreciate it if you leave a comment. Thank you for sharing your brilliant work with us!
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iorphanedbambi Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Though I might disagree with your definition of san serifs, this is beautifully put together, and definitely deserves its DD. :salute:
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Ahaha, well thank you! I was trying to be more black and white about font types, but you're right, it's not quite accurate. I appreciate you reading it c:
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cate2k Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm a Graphic/Print/Multimedia/Web/Anything Designer! lol I love it so much. What about you?
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:iconmorowhitewolf:
morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Oh congratulations! :D I'm currently a web developer, actually, but my heart lies with print/graphic design.
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cate2k Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ohhhh I'm going to be starting Web Development soon, We're trying to get everything 'in-house' at work now, so I'll be starting to develop sites too! I did a bit at uni, but not really much, so it's going to be interesting!
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tapiocra Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Oh wow! That just totally blew my mind, man. :heart:
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Coolness :heart: I'm glad you like it!
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alphabetjones Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
This looks so cool... I love it even if I don't know how to perfect text! And OMG CONGRATS ON GETTING A DD!!!
i want one now too...! xD
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
That's all right, it comes, as with most things Graphic Design-y, with experience :'D

THANKS SO MUCH :heart: It was really unexpected, I'd never thought...! GOOD LUCK TO YOU TOO ;u;
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alphabetjones Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Ohhhh cool! Is Graphic Designing fun? How does it compare to *drawing* art? C:

Well I was a little surprised you never got one before! :D
pffffft yeah, thanks xD
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I wouldn't say it's always fun XD sometimes it's so frustrating you want to burn the world! But I desperately love it, and fell so deeply in love with letters and the swiss that there's no return XD

Compare to drawing art? c: Drawing has never really been fun to me. I picked it up mostly so I wouldn't have to pay people to do it for me, I think. But I have had a lot of fun the past two weeks scribbling dragons from HTTYD, more fun than I'd ever had XD I guess it still doesn't compare.

PSHAAAAWWWWW I was certain that if I did, it would be for some doopy dragon. Keep your hopes up ;u;!!
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alphabetjones Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Awww, so it's like drawing (for me at least xD)!
It sounds cooooooool~! :D

Wow, really? When did you start? Like, at what age? c:

FFFF BUT YOUR DRAGONS LOOK AMAZINGGGG ;_;
I will! ^^;
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I started drawing in middle school, but it was never great XD I only started caring when I got to college and suddenly needed to draw Seraph. Um, I don't even know what age but it was definitely late in the game like 16 (ha ha excuses)
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alphabetjones Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Oh cool~! D-did you draw when you were a little kid...? I thought everyone did as a little kid. I started when I was 2 (of course i wasn't good xD)~!
S-seraph? Who is that? ^^;
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I guess I did draw when I was little? see [link] and [link] XD but ...I was never any good?

Seraph is my first character, I'm sorry XD; I just...spit names sometimes.
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tanmei Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I take lessons in Typography. Just learnt all this, but I really love your guide. The crinkles add character :)
My lecturer would love it!
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thank you very much c': It's good to hear there are so many people interested in typography! Typography is pretty enough that little guides like this aren't a pain to look at XD
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chiiplushie Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't got to take a Type class yet, but I'm very much looking forward to it! Totally saving this until I get there and more of it makes sense! :)
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Oh, I hope you have a really good time! I fell in love with letters in my type class, haha! Thank you!
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Cut-Me-Up-Love Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Ahh, I'm no typography anything, and use typography for little other than just-for-fun-because-I'm-bored things, but this is really cool and informative!
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thanks so much! If nobody did things just for fun, I do believe we'd all be really bored. (=
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Etherland Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
wow, you made me learn a lot of something so common... That's really awesome! I gotta print this!
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Oh, thank you! I'm glad it's useful enough to print!
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Tohru-tan Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I've never seen anything like this before. This is awesome!
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Fabulous! Thank you so much! :D
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CielleDuCiel Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
(Lol, unlike most others here, the first thing I thought of when I saw the thumbnail for this was the Albanian word "vogėl", which means "small"... It struck me as amusingly ironic because the font is so large. :P)

This was very educational and interesting to read, actually. I've always loved it looking at typographic art, but I know next to nothing about the workings of typography itself. It's nice to get some insight, so my thanks for making this! Very informative, and pleasing to look at to boot--makes for a lovely poster indeed. ;)
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Wow, I didn't realize it had that meaning too! How unintentionally ironic XD

Thank you for reading through it and leaving such a nice comment c: I tried to stay away from jargon, so I'm really glad you got some insight out of it!
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caranette Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic manual for typography -beginners- :lmao: I love the big title, though I don't really know what 'Vogel' is, xD Congrats on your DD!
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Haha, yeah, it was more aimed at beginners/the layman XD I left a ton of stuff out for the sake of being simple (hence the sort of obvious advice in there), and keeping that giant title.

...It would be cool to make a cheat sheet with everything on it to follow though!

"Vogel" simply means "bird" in German/Dutch, I was in love with Bodoni's 'g' at the time. Thanks so much C: You don't see graphic design stuff in the DDs all that often!
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caranette Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao: Certainly is very helpful to many beginners, I'm sure of it :dummy: What I love about your poster is that not only it's simple, but it's also informative. So the poster itself is a typography masterpiece! XDD

Ah, I see. Quite random I think? xD
Yes! Especially typo tutorials; :3
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IDR-DoMiNo Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
My last name is Vogel o_O
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Yasao Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Hahaha really? So you're a bird? :giggle: (Vogel=german for bird.)
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mr-fedders Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
well done
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matthewvogel1234 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010   Digital Artist
OMGad that's my last name! <3
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Really really? :D Very cool!
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matthewvogel1234 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   Digital Artist
haha yeah I love my name, Matthew Vogel...is has a beauty of simplicity
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SparkZBolt Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Faved! Just in case I may need it.
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:iconmorowhitewolf:
morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Who knows, you might! Thank you c:
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SquidSoup Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha this is awesome :D
it is indeed very useful :)
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:iconmorowhitewolf:
morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thank you very much! :D
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SquidSoup Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
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5letters Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
;-}
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MyriamRockGirl Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice and useful.
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ArayaVisuals Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
awesome.
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persistenceofmemory Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Very interesting. I have a lot of friends who are graphic design majors and I have heard stories of struggling to get their typography correct. :)
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