a a a
6 8 10 12 14
These standard point sizes are derived
from cast metal type. Sizes other than
the standard are known as bastard sizes.
Text Type Text Type Text Type Display Type Display Type Display Type
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8 points 10 points
Traditionally, type that is set below
12 points is considered text type.
Type that is set above 12 points is
considered display type and is used for
headlines, signage and other contexts
where large type is necessary.
In this digital land, the measurement of type is based on the
three-dimensional characteristics of cast metal sorts. The
point size of a digital typeface is determined by the highest
ascender and the lowest descender of the typeface.
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gives us information in exchange for a new set of serifs.
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interrupted by the cold steady drizzle of an electrified guitar.
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