Beautiful Type Experiment Featuring A-Z Glossary of Design Terms

by . March 20th, 2014

Istanbul-based art director and designer, Volkan Olmez created an interesting project featuring a glossary of the common design terms we use but with a twist. Volkan created a series of booklet covers showcasing a playful experiment of each alphabet letter corresponding each design term.

What’s cool is how the design for each letter perfectly show the meaning of the corresponding term. For instance, to describe the term “Pixel”, letter “P” was made out of little squares/pixels and to describe “Transform”, letter “T” with the transform controls was created.

See some of our favorites below or head over to his Behance profile to view the entire set of designs.

Glossary of Design Terms by Volkan Olmez

A (amorphous) | B (Bold) | C (Contour) | D (Dimension)

Glossary of Design Terms by Volkan Olmez

I (Italic) | J (Justify) | K (Kerning) | L (Layers)

Glossary of Design Terms by Volkan Olmez

O (Opacity) | P (Pixel) | Q (Quick Mask) | R (Resolution)

Glossary of Design Terms by Volkan Olmez

S (Saturation) | T (Transform) | U (Unit) | V (Vector)

SEE ALSO: The History of Typography by Ben Barrett – Forrest

Which one is your most favorite? Tell us your thoughts and suggestions through the comments below!


Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.

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