Friday, December 13, 2013

Steve Jobs and Fonts

Steve Jobs took a calligraphy class before he dropped out of college completely, inspired by the calligraphy he saw all around him back in the day when "every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed."  This is one of the reasons that the first Macintosh computer came with multiple choices of fonts, including some new designs that were "named after cities he loved, such as Chicago and Toronto"  (Pages 1-2).

~ From Just My Type: A Book about Fonts by Simon Garfield.

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