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Emma, do you know for a fact that Toronto was designed by Susan Kare? Of course she was a leading member of the Apple Macintosh design team, together with Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld. I’m asking because this specific design – unlike Monaco, New York, Geneva, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, and Cairo – is not included in Kare’s portfolio of Macintosh bitmap fonts (see also her Behance page), and not included in the list of her typeface designs by the Klingspor Museum. It’s not that I’d doubt her involvement, but it would be great to have some confirmation.
P.S.: I found this, on Wikipedia:
With the sole exception of Bill Atkinson’s Venice typeface, the fonts included with the original Macintosh were designed by Susan Kare, who also designed most of the Macintosh’s original icons.
There’s no citation, but I’ll go ahead and add Susan Kare as the designer of Toronto to our typeface page.
I worked with the early Macs and though I remember there widgets being named DA’s I thought this was short for Desk Accessories (hence “DA’s”, not “DO’s”). As it turns out, the term Desktop Ornaments was an earlier name during development , which never was used for the final product.
Thank you, Florian, for doing that extra research! Yes i had found her portfolio and noticed that Toronto was not included in that main list– but after reading through that same Wikipedia article and this excellent site from Andy Hertzfeld, I concluded that the wikipedia article is most likely correct (despite the fact that there is no citation there) and believe that she drew Toronto.
(If anyone out there knows this to be false, please let me know!!!)
I just talked to Susan.
Yes, designed that bitmap font. Called Toronto bc I’m half Canadian! (Ping Pong was early name I think before cities because it was so rounded, but maybe my memory is hazy.)