Music streaming service Spotify has updated their look, moving away from their bouncy, somewhat amateurish startup logo to something more staid. The logotype is Gotham with a custom ‘fy’ ligature, and a round ‘i’ dot replacing the original square one. It’s always interesting to see how much a simple tittle change can affect the feel of a typeface.
The website uses Proxima Nova, a common online alternative to the more well known Gotham which is not yet available for web use. Despite their obvious similarities, these faces each have their own approach and qualities. Most folks don’t realize that Proxima Sans (the precursor of Nova) preceded Gotham by several years. Mark Simonson just posted an interesting article about the typeface’s first use.
(Hat tip to Bill Dawson.)
Not on this page, as far as I can see. Keep in mind this is only spotify.com, not the app which (on OS X, at least) uses Helvetica and Lucida Grande.
Anyone know what the new font is for the redesign spotify just released? Avenir?
darby — Not sure which part of the service you mean. Proxima Nova is still used on the Spotify site, and the Mac app still uses Lucida Grande and Helvetica.
I would like too to find the font used for the pictures of playlists especially the TREND Playlistme. Thanks.
Correct — we even have an entry covering that change, but forgot to point to it from here. Thanks, Jimmy!
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