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Font vs. Typeface

 

The Baskerville Font

Clarksville, TN – First of all, I must admit that I am guilty of this. Yes, I realize that I knew the difference between these in college, but I hear “font” and “typeface” used interchangeably every day. Sometimes people do not even understand what a “typeface” is, and I quickly change over to the more well-known “font” term.

But the bigger question I keep asking myself is “Does it really matter?” Does it really matter if people universally use the same term for something, even if it’s incorrect? Terminology changes all the time. I am no longer a “typesetter”, I am a graphic designer. I do not sit for hours, setting lead type onto printable plates. Even the occupation of typographer has actually been morphing into more of a “fontographer”. «Read the rest of this article»

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