Font vs Typeface: Understanding the Typography Terminology

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  • Graphiics

    I love typography and fontfaces…I want to make this type of design, but how :(

    • Mars

      play with characters in photoshop or any graphic software

  • Gonzo the Great

    In typography, a typeface is a set of one or more fonts, in one or more sizes, designed with stylistic unity, each comprising a coordinated set of glyphs. For example: 8-point Caslon Italic is one font, and 10-point Caslon Regular is another.

    Historically, fonts came in specific sizes determining the size of characters, and in quantities of sorts or number of each letter provided.

    A typeface usually comprises an alphabet of letters, numerals, and punctuation marks; it may also include ideograms and symbols, or consist entirely of them, for example, mathematical or map-making symbols.

    • Mars

      very well said, thanks for those great info mate

      • Gonzo the Great

        You’re welcome, .. this is the way I learned it, .. long, long time ago! Cheers & Ciao ..

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