What is Typeface
A typeface refers to the design of lettering used in printing and includes within each particular typeface variations such as extra bold, bold, regular, light, italic, etc. Each variation of the typeface is called a font. It must be noted that the term typeface should not be confused with the term font. Historically, before the era of digital typography and desktop publishing, the two terms were clearly defined but nowadays, they are used interchangeably.
Currently, there are thousands of different typefaces with new ones created and developed frequently. The art of developing and creating a typeface is called type design and type designers or developers generally work for type foundries to create new typefaces.