New York (typeface) Article

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Category Serif
Designer(s) Susan Kare
Foundry Apple Computer

New York is a transitional serif typeface designed in 1983 for the Macintosh computer by Susan Kare, and re-worked in 1988 by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. The typeface was the standard bitmap serif font for the early Macintosh operating systems. Originally titled “Ardmore”, it was renamed to New York before its initial release as part of the "World Class Cities" naming scheme by Apple Computer cofounder Steve Jobs. [1]

Designed as a bitmap face, New York was later released in TrueType format, though the design differed from the bitmap version. [2]

See also


  1. ^ Susan Kare. “The Original Macintosh: World Class Cities” Folklore, retrieved January 16, 2007.
  2. ^ "Notes on Apple 4 Fonts", Charles A. Bigelow and Kris Holmes, September 1991