New York (1983 typeface)

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Designer(s)Susan Kare
FoundryApple Computer

New York is a transitional serif typeface designed in 1983 for the Macintosh computer by Susan Kare and reworked 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]

In 2019, Apple made a new serif typeface available, also named New York, although the designs are unrelated.[3]

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  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
  3. ^ Carter, Dom (June 4, 2019). "Apple's new free system font isn't actually that new". Creative Bloq.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)