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

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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Tanner Godarzi
Tanner is tech-savvy with an eye for great content who is pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Art Institute of California—Orange County. Tanner has been a freelance Blogger and Social Media consultant for over 4 years and contributed content for O'Reilly's "Big Book Of Apple Hacks." Tanner has blogged for industry notables such as Hadley Stern for Apple Matters, C.K. for Obsessable and gave insight about Social Media for The Blog Herald. Tanner resides in Huntington Beach and is a cycling enthusiast.


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  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…