ARTICLE SUMMERY: “How Many Fonts Are in a Font?” is a look at the differences between what a typeface is and what a font is.
Dan Reynolds also covers the history of fonts and the changes from hot type to photo type to online fonts and how technology has improved the choices designers now have compared to yesteryear.
Variable fonts are also discussed and how they will enable responsive web typography in the future and enhance more that just the two-dimensional screens.
Thanks to technological advances in typography from Johannes Gutenberg’s innovation of metal moveable type to todays variable fonts designers have more ways to exercise their creative abilities in communicating their, or their clients message.
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