Apple, Volkswagen, and VAG Rounded

I (of course) knew that from 1998 through 2015, Apple’s used the typeface VAG Rounded for all of its keyboard key caps. I was not aware, though, that VAG Rounded originated as a branding typeface for Volkswagen. (I was never a fan of Apple’s use of VAG Rounded; not the worst typeface they could have chosen, but it always felt a bit too casual to my eyes. Apple’s post-2015 keyboards use regular SF Compact for the key caps, not SF Compact Rounded.)

Monday, 31 January 2022