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The Typography Of Apple – Typeface Design From 1984 To Today (Infographic)

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Since the Mac’s inception typography has played a monumental role at Apple. Designing the first digital typefaces for the Mac was influenced by the analog world and later sparked a war between Adobe. The progress made at Apple in developing typefaces has formed digital typography into it what it is today. The info graphic I designed, or as I like to call it, the “typographic” below shows the Apple’s history of typography from the early 80’s to today.

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Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

2 thoughts on “The Typography Of Apple – Typeface Design From 1984 To Today (Infographic)

  1. The bit on TrueType is both editorializing and generally wrong. Postscript fonts could not be displayed on-screen without Adobe’s ATM software; TrueType could be displayed on the screen and print. For this reason it _succeeded_ in the home/business desktop publishing area. The pros would use Type 1 fonts (and Type 3) for quite some time more, but everyone else was using TrueType.

    For a poster about type, that’s a pretty big hangup…

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