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By William Robinson

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Discover the history behind some of the world's greatest typefaces with Typendium, an elegant collection of short essays and illustrations.

Learn why Gill Sans is considered controversial, or why Palatino is the world's most pirated typeface, as well as other interesting tales from the world of typography.

Typendium is a clean & simple iOS app that aims to delight you. If you have any opinions or suggestions please let us know on Twitter at @typendium.

Note: Some typefaces are locked. One single "Unlock Everything" in-app purchase unlocks them all, and gives you access to any additional typeface stories added in the future.

What's New in Version 1.1.0

Typendium now supports the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus.

Fixed error where we referred to John Handy as John Hardy throughout the Baskerville section.

If you're enjoying Typendium please consider leaving a review on the app store or getting in touch with us on Twitter @Typendium.

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Customer Reviews


As a type geek this was a fun find. I love to review type history and I like the way this information is presented.

Initially excited, but then disappointed

A pay-wall after two out of five typefaces (and no additions in two years) equals a bad strategy for app design success.

Otherwise, nice app, though navigation is a bit confusing.


This is a fantastic app.. Wonderfully designed and looks great. Worth the price. Go for it.

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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Size: 20.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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