Most amateur designers really don’t have a clue what the difference is between a font and a typeface. They tend to use the two terms interchangeably.
A FONT is a variation of typeface weights, ie Bold, Thin, Italic, Expanded, etc.
A TYPEFACE is a family of fonts like Helvetica, Arial, Roman Times, Avant Garde to name but a few.
Another example is a Backdrop and a Background.
A BACKDROP usually refers to a sheet or cloth hung at the back of an object or person, mainly used in a studio for fine art or portrait photography.
A BACKGROUND is usually referred to as a part of an image that appears the furthest away.
Think Design created a fabulous infographic that explains the differences between 14 commonly used design terms that most novice designers seem to get confused about or get wrong. Check it out below and see what you can learn …