Tech Term: Typeface

Tech Term: Typeface

Fun fact: in an actual printing shop, the Miniscule letters (or lowercase) were stored underneath the large letters in a big box, taking the words “uppercase” and “lowercase” to a whole new level like this:

Typeface modeled calligraphy but unlike calligraphy, they are not handwritten–they are manufactured for exact repetition on the page or screen, thus Typeface is for the screen!

*Facts taken from Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton*


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