Typography Name _____________________ Period__________ Background: A good understanding of typography is essential for a graphic designer or desktop publisher. For this assignment you will learn the basics of typography by researching and defining some terms and by discussing typography in class. This will introduce you to the various categories of text and some of the ways that text can be manipulated. Define: Ascender Descender Serif Kerning Leading What is a font in typographic terms? What is meant by justified type? Is Garamond a serif or sans-serif font? What is a family(or complete set) of type? What is tracking and why might you want to use it? What is a typographer?