Ever wonder what the difference is between the terms “Font” and “Typeface”? It can be confusing, the two terms are often bandied about nonchalantly.
These two quotes, I feel, are the clearest explanations:
“The physical embodiment of a collection of letters, numbers, symbols, etc. (whether it’s a case of metal pieces or a computer file) is a font. When referring to the design of the collection (the way it looks) you call it a typeface.”
“font is what you use, and typeface is what you see .”