Friday, July 29, 2011


A tail is the decorative stroke on the letter Q. It can also be found on the capital letters R and K that have a decorative stroke. On the letters g, j, p, q, and y the descender is also called a tail.

Fonts used - Monotype Corsiva (for the words), Perpetua Titling (to create the mice with the letters Q, O, and V).

And if you're still confused about tails:

images © Kelci Stephenson 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011


An apex is the top of a character where the left stroke and right stroke meet - such as the top of the letter A. The point of the apex can be sharp or blunt or rounded, depending on the font.

Fonts used - Britannic (bold) and Broadway.

image © Kelci Stephenson 2011