What is typeface?

  • (noun): A specific size and style of type within a type family.
    Synonyms: font, fount, face


In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of characters that share common design features. A single typeface is represented by a specific weight, style, condensation, width, slant, italicization, ornamentation, and designer or foundry, but not by size. (e.g. "ITC Helvetica Neue Condensed Bold Italic" is a different typeface from "ITC Helvetica Neue Condensed regular Italic" or "ITC Helvetica Neue Condensed Bold". However, all belong to the Typeface Family of "ITC Helvetica Neue" which is a different Family than "ITC Helvetica" or Adobe Helvetica.) There are thousands of different typefaces in existence, with new ones being developed constantly.

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Abaddon (typeface)
... Abaddon is a typeface designed by Dave Nalle of Scriptorium Fonts, inspired by the poster lettering of Art Nouveau artist Alphons Mucha ... It has been a very popular and widely used typeface for rock bands, tattoo artists and many in the goth culture ...
Martin Majoor - Type Design - Telefont
... typography, more importantly he created the new typeface Telefont for it ... Majoor ‘The most used typeface has the least possibilities, the least used typeface has the most possibilities’ ...
Corona (typeface)
... Corona is a serif typeface, designed by Chauncey H ... It is one of five typefaces in Griffith's 'Legibility Group' which contains typefaces especially well-suited to newsprint ... and large x-height gives an impression of strength and modernity, thus making it a typeface ideal for datasheets and newsletters ...
Samples Of Simulation Typefaces
... A simulation typeface is one designed after a unique or stereotypical aspect of the letterforms or scripts of a different language ... Name Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Bagel (typeface) (Hebrew/Latin) Circumcision (typeface) (Hebrew/Latin) Faux Arabic (Arabic/Latin) Faux Chinese (Chinese/Latin) Faux Hebrew (Hebrew/Latin ...
Typeface - Intellectual Property
... Ringer, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that typeface designs are not subject to copyright ... However, novel and non-obvious typeface designs are subject to protection by design patents ... The names of the typefaces can become trademarked ...