In typography, typeface is a set of one or more fonts, in one or more sizes, designed with their each set of glyphs.
A typeface usually contains letters from the alphabets, numbers and punctuation marks however it may be found in ideograms and symbols.
The term typeface is frequently confused with font: the two terms had more clear differentiated meanings before the advent of desktop publishing.
The distinction between font and typeface is that a font designates a specific member of a type family such as italic, bold, narrow, while typeface designates a consistent visual appearance or style which can be a ‘family’ or related set of fonts.
For example a given typeface such as Arial may include narrow, bold and italic fonts.
- Gill Sans
- Berlin Sans
Roles of Type-
- Catch your eye
- Express feelings and emotion
Places to find text-
- Shop Signs
- Road Signs
- Business Card
- Letter Heads
- Plastic Bags
These are different pictures of the different fonts you can easily find around you, on books, bags, dvd’s.
When your choosing typeface what do you think about ?
- Colours-What does it say?
- Joined up
- Bold, Italic, Underline
- What ‘vibe’ does the typeface give ?- Old, new, fashioned, modern, friendly ?
- Using it in an untraditional way ?
Notes on typeface and font-