36 comments

  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Who set this type?

    19 points
  • Tim CheadleTim Cheadle, over 4 years ago

    Maybe next we can get a search bar on every screen? Having to tap back to the home nav to search is the most frustrating part of the app.

    13 points
  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, over 4 years ago

    I think if you think Circular is overused you are in a bubble.

    6 points
  • Alex MontagueAlex Montague, over 4 years ago

    This is fantastic!

    In my opinion, business/heaviness in the UI is the biggest issue with Spotify's UI, and the typeface change really helps to alleviate this density.

    5 points
  • Philip LesterPhilip Lester, over 4 years ago

    Same font as Airbnb. So hipster.

    3 points
  • Account deleted over 4 years ago

    I'm kind of actually surprised they made such a big deal of this on the iTunes description. This is not something that typically matters to the average user (at least from a "check out this font" perspective).

    3 points
    • Luis da SilvaLuis da Silva, over 4 years ago

      This is the type of descriptive update that I'd like to see in every single app. I feel sorry for those apps that use Minor improvements for speed and reliability as an update description... It's not something that bother me, but I would like to know what I'm updating.

      5 points
      • Ian GoodeIan Goode, over 4 years ago

        Or something along the lines of "We update every 2 weeks for your own good. Ok thanks byeee."

        9 points
        • Luis da SilvaLuis da Silva, over 4 years ago

          Oh yeah, also that! That just makes me feel that they don't really care about those who are using the app. My question is; how can they expect users to know what's new into an app? Black magic? Even if they are user testing the app, that's not the right place to do it. That's cheap user testing for me. But who cares?, that's just my opinion. :)

          0 points
      • Account deleted over 4 years ago

        Oh, absolutely agree. I'm just saying that from a marketing standpoint... it's rare to see the space used for pumping up a new typeface. For designers, it's exciting. For my wife and just about everyone else not in the industry... wouldn't care at all. To be fair though, those people also probably don't read the update descriptions... so the message is probably going to the intended audience in the end! Heh.

        0 points
    • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 4 years ago

      dunno, a lot of regular folks definitely noticed their slight change of green.

      1 point
      • Cory DymondCory Dymond, over 4 years ago

        That's almost certainly because it got a lot of attention in the press when the design community lost its collective shit over what I still think was a great decision. That awful color they used to use looked like baby shit. No idea why everyone was so vocal about a change that only added more energy to the branding.

        3 points
    • Nick CiliakNick Ciliak, over 4 years ago

      It's surprising but I guess it makes sense, they received so much noise about changing their green a while back.

      0 points
  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Interesting, they've been using it in their playlist covers and marketing collateral for ages, I've never seen it used as a UI font before though.

    [edit] The character in Circular feels a bit at odds with the darkness of a lot their UI, but that's just my opinion.

    2 points
  • Atif AzamAtif Azam, over 4 years ago

    Beautiful typeface, but so overused at this point.

    1 point
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 4 years ago

    Of course it is. I mean I love Circular (that 't', mmmmm), but I'm worried it's reaching Gotham/Proxima Nova levels of saturation.

    1 point
  • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 4 years ago

    Barely noticeable change except to me it's a little harder to read. From my memory, it's a little heavier than whatever they were using before and needs a little more space (tracking) when it's white-on-black.

    1 point
  • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, over 4 years ago

    If you put them side-by-side, the font update makes everything appear smaller. It's a nice font choice, but the size difference makes everything feel less readable.

    1 point
  • Joshua Newton, over 4 years ago

    Is the full font name Lineto Circular?

    0 points
  • Jens KreuterJens Kreuter, over 4 years ago

    come on... this looks great!

    0 points
  • Clarence JohnsonClarence Johnson, over 4 years ago

    Looking at the app on my iPhone 6, I feel like they should have gone with a lighter weight variation of the font for the hamburger menu. I don't know why but it just bothers me for some reason. Other than that, I approve.

    0 points
  • Jesse HeadJesse Head, over 4 years ago

    Not sure it's a step forward... much harder to read imo.

    0 points
  • Powers Gray, over 4 years ago

    I wish they'd sharpen up their logo. It's a pixelated mess.

    0 points