Trust Us, Change Your Yosemite Font From Helvetica to San Francisco

Brittle, anemic Helvetica is simply not a good choice as a default display font for Apple's operating system. That's why I'm pretty excited about this little trick to replace Helvetica Neue (the standard font that comes with Yosemite) with San Francisco, Apple's new typeface designed in-house for the Apple Watch. »12/08/14 5:20pm12/08/14 5:20pm

Designers Explain Why Apple's New OS X Typeface Is a Strange Choice

It was one of the more subtle changes showcased during yesterday's WWDC keynote: Apple finally ditched its OS typeface Lucida Grande to use Helvetica Neue across the board. Now, at least the OS and iOS systems match. But is Helvetica—which is basically unreadable at small sizes—really a better choice? »6/03/14 2:40pm6/03/14 2:40pm

Get the Entire Story Behind Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized

Have you seen Helvetica, the documentary about typography? Or maybe Objectified, the doc that tackled design? And what about Urbanized, which dug into the design of cities? You probably have. If you haven't, few documentary series capture things Gizmodo cares about more than Gary Hustwit's Design Trilogy. Watch them. »9/26/13 11:08pm9/26/13 11:08pm

The Director of Helvetica and Objectified Wants Your Help For His Third Film Urbanized

You might've heard that Gary Hustwit, director of two of our favorite documentaries Helvetica and Objectified, is making a third doc called Urbanized. It's the third part of his "design trilogy" and supposed to focus on the design of cities: the issues and strategies behind urban design and the solutions architects… »2/23/11 2:00pm2/23/11 2:00pm