Do you know the difference between a typeface and a font?

Posted on by Hotfoot Design

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The distinction between the two terms, and the processes they encapsulated, got clouded with the rise of desktop publishing in the 1990s. People (and software – usually Microsoft 🙂 ) often refer to typefaces as fonts.

In simple terms:

1. A typeface is what you see i.e Garamond, Futura, Times

2. A font is what you use i.e. Garamond Bold 12pt, Futura Light 20pt

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