New York (typeface)

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Category Serif
Classification Transitional
Designer(s) Susan Kare
Foundry Apple Computer

New York is a transitional serif typeface designed in 1983 for the Macintosh computer by Susan Kare, Charles Bigelow, and Kris Holmes. It was originally titled “Ardmore.” The typeface was the standard bitmap serif font for the early Macintosh operating systems. New York is one of several of what Apple Computer cofounder Steve Jobs called “World Class Cities” typefaces.[1]

Designed as a bitmap face, New York was later released in TrueType format, though the design differed from the bitmap version.[2] New York, along with the other “city-named” original Mac operating system faces, were largely supplanted by the Lucida family of fonts with the release of Mac OS X.

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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