Typeface vs. font …

Please remember that at least in this course—and, hopefully, whenever you speak about typography—”font” refers to the delivery mechanism (specific size, weight, style) and “typeface” to the creative work (type family). This is a personal peeve of mine—that we who specialize in communication (students and professional designers included) are careless about how we use these terms. Ironic, to say the least. And if you’re confused (which could happen!) use “typeface.” In most cases, it’s going to be less wrong than “font.”

Prof. Claudia

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