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This article was published on May 25, 2015

The anatomy of the Apple Watch font dissected

The anatomy of the Apple Watch font dissected
Mic Wright
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Mic Wright

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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

If you’re a fan of fonts and getting into the detail of what makes different typefaces work (or not), here’s a great project: Designer Wenting Zhang’sType Detail is dedicated to dissecting a different font every day.

His latest analysis focuses on Apple’s new favorite font, San Francisco:

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The typeface was designed for the Apple Watch but soon made its way onto the new MacBook with signs that it’ll soon colonise all of iOS and OS X.

Zhang says Type Detail is inspired by Stephen Coles’ book The Anatomy of Type. It’s beautifully executed and if you’re fascinated by fonts, it’s definitely worth adding to your daily bookmarks.

Type Detail

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