Typography of Apple Inc.
refers to Apple Inc.
’s use of typefaces
, operating systems
, and industrial design
. Apple has used three corporate fonts throughout its history: Motter Tektura, Apple Garamond and Adobe Myriad
Corporate fonts and brand identity
For at least 18 years, Apple's corporate font was a custom variant of the ITC Garamond
typeface, called Apple Garamond. It was used alongside the Apple logo
, for product names on computers, in countless ads, printed materials and on the company website. Since 2001, Apple has gradually shifted towards using Myriad
in its marketing.
Prior to the first Macintosh, Apple used a typeface called Motter Tektura alongside the Apple logo, which was designed in Austria by Othmar Motter of Vorarlberger Graphik in 1975 and distributed by Letraset
- and also famously used by Reebok
. At the time, the typeface was considered new and modern. One modification to the typeface was that the dot over the i
was removed. The lowercase "s" was also modified for the label on the Disk II
5.25-inch floppy disk drive.
According to the logo designer, Rob Janoff
, the typeface was selected for its playful qualities and techno look, in line with Apple's mission statement of making high technology accessible to anyone. Janoff designed the logo in 1976 while working with Palo Alto marketer Regis McKenna
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