nasserae wrote: »
Everytime I look in my closet I see last year WWDC jacket and weep.
What's all the fuss about this font? I've had it since 1984!
As a fellow designer I think the new font looks attractive. I don't think Helvetica looks as nice as San Francisco.
9secondko wrote: »
It is definitely more masculine. Not TOO much, but it's noticeable.
AS I am seeing the implementation on iOS 9 and OS X EC, it looks much more palatable, but I can't help that it feels like a bit of a backward step. It's not really more modern looking. In fact, it appears to come from a less high tech era.
As a designer, you know that tastes vary and you also know that as art styles mature and tastes converge, it is increasingly difficult to differentiate yourself. while Helvetica Neue definitly looks ultra modern (even though it is very old - much credit to the original designer of Helvetica. Wow), San Francisco upon seeing it in loarger formats, looks like it was actually based on HN. Of course, I could be wrong, but that's the sense I get. They seem to accomplish the same things, but the SF font is noticeably more "tough" and fits well with the ? Music theme.
HP2000 Time-Shared BASIC used it, back in the 1970s
oh, and this... (remember, language is a virus from outer space)