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Apple iBooks 1.5

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Sep 7th, 2012.
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“Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson in iBooks 1.5. License: All Rights Reserved.

For me, the most exciting part of the late 2011 iBooks 1.5 update was seeing Apple look beyond the old system typefaces (designed for another time and medium) to contemporary designs, including those from smaller, independent foundries. Yves Peters described these new font additions on the FontFeed. See that article for comprehensive screenshots in Normal, Sepia, and Night themes.

The image above was captured from an iPad 2. The images below are from a (Retina) iPad 3. Of course, all are scaled to fit this site.

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Athelas by José Scaglione (TypeTogether, 2008) | Charter by Matthew Carter (Bitstream, 1987)

License: All Rights Reserved.
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Georgia by Matthew Carter (Microsoft, 1996) | Iowan Old Style by John Downer (Bitstream, 1990)

License: All Rights Reserved.
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Palatino by Hermann Zapf (Linotype, 1950) | Seravek by Eric Olson (Process Type, 2007)

License: All Rights Reserved.

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