Do you think it’s possible to be touched by a typeface? To have strong feelings for a font? After you read our thoughts on their role in design, we think you’ll say I do!
First, let’s clarify the terms. You may hear typeface and font used interchangeably. But, in fact, they are not the same. The difference between a font and a typeface is like that between songs and an album. The former makes up the latter. Remember that and you’re good to go.
For example: a typeface would be Helvetica, and a font would be distinction within the typeface, such as 12 point Helvetica Bold.
In the next few posts we’ll define various styles of typefaces to think about when choosing the perfect font for your design. Stay tuned!