Introduction to Typography
How are Fonts classified?
Serif fonts include a slight projection finishing off the strokes of its letterforms called serifs.
Garamond, Adobe Jenson, Baskerville
Sans Serif fonts do not include any projections at the end of the strokes of its letterforms.
Helvetica, Montserrat, Avenir
Script fonts have flowing handwriting strokes, and can range from formal to very casual.
Bickham Script, Pacifico, Milkshake
In Monospaced fonts, every letter takes up the same amount of horizontal space on the page or screen, these can be Serif or Sans Serif.
Consolas, Courier New, Source Code Pro
Display fonts vary widely in their appearance, and include both practical and novelty fonts suitable for headlines and titles.
Baron Neue, Broadway, Curlz
These major classifications can be classified further, but more on that later.
FONT VS TYPEFACE
Historically, a typeface included multiple fonts from the same family, while a font was a specific ^weight and size type within that family. In moderi typography terminology, the terms font and typeface are often used interchangeably.
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