Download Apple’s Custom Font Celebrating 30 Years Of Mac

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As Apple celebrates the Mac’s 30th Anniversary, it has left ‘an easter egg’ on its 30 years of Mac tribute website i.e a custom font that depicts each Mac model from the past three decades of its history as a maker of personal computers, TechCrunch reports (via Seth Weintraub). Hacker and iOS developer Greg Barbosa discovered the icon set, and tweeted a link so that others could find and download it

“The font uses special private characters so once installed, you won’t be able to just type to use it as you would a normal font, but you can copy and paste the different models from the OS X Font Book application and paste them into other applications.”

The font is basically a beautifully designed collection of Macs throughout the years reduced to simple, elegant line drawings. There’s no telling how long it’ll remain available for download, so if you’re interested in having the collection for private use, better grab it now.

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  • jabohn

    Ironically, the format is Windows Truetype…

  • hub2

    No irony whatsoever. Truetype was developed by Apple and licensed to Microsoft, Microsoft even acknowledges Apple Computer as sole inventor: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/whatistruetype.mspx

  • jabohn

    The irony is more the name of the format rather than who created it.

  • hub2

    Oh, as in you can’t actually type these out? OK I get it now… it’s just your putting “Windows” ahead of it led to a totally different line of thinking, namely that you might be saying a Windows technology is being used to present Mac icons.

  • Ghana

    I think he actually was trying to say that windows technology was being used to present mac fonts, as you originally thought. He just didn’t seem to understand your first response and so I think that’s what threw you off.

    I guess on first reaction if you knew nothing of the format it may seem ironic to see the word Microsoft, but the perceived I rony should be gone once you understand the heritage..