Typography is the art and technique ofarranging type in order to make language visible.
Typeface and FontTypeface: "Set of characters that share common design features"It’s the letters, numbers, and other characters that let us put words on paper (or screen).Font: "A complete character set within a typeface, of a particular style and size"For eg. a set of characters of "Verdana" size 9 point and in
Typeface Types• Roman typeface• Blackletter typeface• Gaelic typeface• Monospaced typeface• Symbol typeface• Display type
Roman Typeface• Serif• Sans-Serif• Script• OrnamentalSerif and Sans-Serif:Serif is easier to read in long passages.
Roman TypefaceScript:Imitates handwriting orcalligraphy.Used for logos andinvitations.
Roman TypefaceOrnamental:Used for decorative purposes. They may contain some images, symbols etc. Almost never used in paragraph text.
Blackletter TypefaceEarliest typeface used for printing. Also called as Gothic Scripts.