Letterpress technology a classic typographic page Typographic design is not only an act of mark making, but also of spacing.
Leading refers to the thin strips of lead that divide the horizontal lines of type. A font size is determined by the entire piece of metal. Therefore, not all 10pt. fonts look exactly the same - they can have differing x-heights.
Typeface Content and images taken from: Craig’s Designing with Type and Saffer’s Designing for Interaction
Typefaces commonly called fonts categorized into two groups called serif sans-serif
(top) Garamond circa 1500s and (bottom) Gill Sans 1927 typeface Serif typefaces are easy to read and are excellent for long passages of text (e.g. books) Sans-serif typefaces are generally used for shorter passages of text and for text that is meant to be scanned quickly (e.g. signage)
Flush left: the vertical alignment may seem irregular, especially when the first letter in each line is a cap. Letters having straight vertical strokes, such as B, E, F, H, I, M, N, P and R, align perfectly, while IRREGULAR CAP LETTERS SUCH AS A, C, J, O, T, V, W, AND Y, MUST BE ALIGNED OPTICALLY. kerning