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Have you ever wanted to draw with words? Weird Type is an AR app that lets you paint with text in space!

You can type your own phrases and pick from multiple modes and see your text in completely new ways. You can record videos of your messages and share them or save them to you camera roll.

It's based on a series of AR experiments that the authors Zach Lieberman and Molmol Kuo have been posting to Instagram over the last few months. People kept asking, "is that an app?" Now, together with our collaborator Design Indaba, which helped produce this, we're packaging some of these experiments into app and we hope you enjoy them!

The app is designed by Richard The, with iOS help from Ying Quan Tan, Robby Kraft, and Peter Sibley

What’s New

Version 1.4

- Fixed iOS 12 bug which warped the video

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
174 Ratings
174 Ratings
Dulwich_driver ,

Fun and intriguing

Had seen lots of Zach’s work on Instagram... loved it. Took me a little while to understand the interface, it’s not quite intuitive enough when you’ve not used it before. Instagram has trouble uploading to Stories in my experience, but saving the movies first then uploading rather than going direct from app-to-app works fine. Looking forward to updates.

andyhunti ,

Fun stuff

Weird Type is fun to use and good to buy. If you have enjoyed the sketches on instagram it shouldn’t be too hard to stump up the purchase price. It changes how you see spaces: the canal with floating ribbons of type; the escalator with letters falling like Rock Band; the glass elevator messing with the gyro. Here’s to continued development and being able to pin words on walls :-)

NOwozere ,

So much potential

This is fantastic! Needs a little ironing out in terms of user interface (camera settings like exposure maybe) but generally pretty simple to figure out how to get cool results. So much potential for all kind of different effects! FYI I found you guys on your AOI Instagram stories take over.


Zach Lieberman
24.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation).



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Zach Lieberman 2018


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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