Type Tuesday: A Very Special Cerebral Episode
Free fonts? Visual inspiration? Not this week. This week you’ll be getting some mental stimulation for Type Tuesday.
Typeface? Font? Do you know the difference. Well, you should. Shelby White has written up some food for thought over at Wanken after reading a post on ISO50. As we should all know, it all boils down to this:
A typeface is not a font, nor is a font a typeface. A typeface is a type family’s consistent visual appearance or design if you will. Much like we all have family names, type families have names. Take Helvetica Neue as an example. It’s type family name is “Helvetica Neue” and includes–as stated in the previous paragraph–light, thing, regular, medium, bold, heavy, extended and condensed fonts.
But don’t let that spoil the entire article. Pop over and read the rest for some more insights and delicious, Mrs. Eaves-set quotes that are good for tweeting or the occasional cryptic away message.