03.23.17: Topping it off
I’M NOT SURE this is a Henninger Helpful Hint so much as it’s just a Henninger Helpful Hmmm (emphasis on the “Hmmm”).
Certainly, there’s no suggestion here that you should ever run type with the bottom (or the top) cut off, as you see above.
It’s just something I thought you might be interested to know.
If you read the type on the left, well…you can read it. It’s actually easier for us to recognize the tops of letters than their bottoms. For example, i and r have different tops but the same bottoms. If you put i and r together, as in “their,” you really can’t tell that the bottoms of those letters are not the bottom of an n, as in “then.”
What difference does it make? None, really. But it’s a fun thing to know about type and the way it works.