Fonts and phones

I have waxed lyrical about the importance of font choice on this blog. One of the things that struck me about the iPhone was the beauty of the numerical typeface. It is, of course, Helvetica. But everytime you type a number, you can appreciate it’s clarity. It is a joy to use. (And no that isn’t going over-board, you philistines!)

In Slate today, an article about how deep this goes within Apple.

As Jobs told the Stanford grads, “If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do.”

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