Dave Wiskus details several design choices the Q Branch men made in making Vesper 1.007:
With iOS 7, many of the tricks and concepts we invented for Vesper would now be standard operating procedure. How could we ensure Vesper stands out in a post–7 world?
Rather than merely slap a fresh coat of paint on things, we wanted to take the same approach we did with 1.0 and really think through the state of iOS. Which decisions did we agree with? What did we think still needed improvement? Here are some notes on how that process worked.
Best thing I’ve read all week. As a typography/design nerd, this was a treat.
See also: John Gruber’s piece on the state of Vesper and its future.