Can you tell one typeface from another?

Distinguishing the differences between fonts such as Helvetica and Times Roman are fairly obvious, but when comparing other typefaces that are similar in design it is harder for most to see.

There is a science to examining the anatomy of letters that make up our alphabet. Becoming acquainted with the terminology used to describe the different characteristics, makes communicating about typefaces much easier.

Do you know what a counter is? A spur is? A bar is? An ear is? To see the complete list of definitions for each part of a character, check out…