Overshoots are optical size adjustments to make glyphs appear the correct size.
The overshoot is what it says it is. It’s the part of the letter that overshoots the baseline or the cap line to make the glyph size look optically correct.
As you can see in the bottom example, when I scaled the type to remove the overshoots, the size looks wrong. They’re mathematically the same height as the other letters but optically, they look smaller.
Building on the basics of typography, students explore type as craft by experimenting with handmade letters, designing glyphs, and using type as a form of visual expression. Students enhance their sensitivity to the shapes and uses of letters within print and multimedia by working on projects ...