Typographic Design:

Form and Communication

Fourth Edition

Definition of Syntax

Designer:
Gail Collins

In grammar, syntax is the manner in which words are combined to form phrases or sentences. We define typographic syntax as the process of arranging elements into a cohesive whole. The study of typographic syntax begins with its basic unit, the letter, and progresses to word, line, column, and margin.

Basic Elements of Typeface Design