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Typography Insight is a toolkit for learning & teaching typography. Now you can access thousands of fonts from Adobe Typekit with Adobe ID.
● Fast Company - "It's more like an exquisite museum exhibit than a musty textbook." “Anyone who loves books, words, history, or fine art — even in the slightest bit — will find Typography Insight as intoxicating as Wikipedia and as fun as a video game.” "Typography Insight Is Type Design 101, For Just $1.99"
● The Atlantic - "Learning the subtleties of Helvetica and Garamond used to be a pain—but a sleek new app has made the process easier" "Typography Insight: iPad App Teaches Fonts Like Never Before"
● Gizmodo - "Typography Insight is sort of like an iPad typeface encyclopedia. Only encyclopedias are boring, and Typography Insight is beautiful and fun." "Typography Insight Makes Learning Fonts Gorgeous and Easy"
● Presented at AIGA/NY Fresh Blood 2
● No.2 Paid iPad App in Education Category
● New & Noteworthy, Staff Favorite in 85 countries, Selected in the 'Celebrate the arts' collection

“Turned on by serifs and stems? Then you’ll love the new iPad app Typography Insight. Very slick, very informative.”
“This is like taking a beautiful coffee-table book and making it interactive.”
“First reason I've wanted iPad. If you are a type nerd, this is yours”

Typography Insight is an application which introduces new ways of learning and teaching typefaces. It leverages touch interface and high resolution display to visualize and to manipulate typeface. With Typography Insight, you can easily experiment and inspect the detail shapes of historical typefaces.


● Adobe Typekit font library support: Access thousands of fonts from Adobe Typekit by signing-in with Adobe ID
● Juxtaposing Comparison: Understand the detail differences between the typefaces with side by side comparison
● Overlaying Comparison: Compare two typefaces by overlaying on top of each other
● Type inspector: Observe the detail shapes of typefaces such as serif, counter and ear in very large scale, with pinch and pan gesture
● Basics: Learn about basics of typography and simple tips for making readable page.
● Typeface Anatomy: Learn about basic terminologies and the detail elements of typefaces
● Historical typefaces: Understand different characteristics of historically important typefaces

What's New

Version 3.9

Bug fix and improvement in the message boxes.

Ratings and Reviews

Great idea but lacking in content


This app seems great for students just starting out in graphic design, or typography. Past the function of a basic learning tool, this app seems useless for any professional situation. The content is severely lacking for me to spend anymore than two minutes with this app. If the library of fonts was much larger, then I could see more usefulness for this app. For anyone looking for typographic knowledge past that of a basic level then I recommend "The Elements of Typographic Style" by Robert Bringhurst.

Good start, not polished


The app lacks depth. Among other things, it needs more fonts. The user interface is not intuitive. It's clunky and can be confusing. Navigating around the app forces portrait to landscape to portrait, etc. It forces constant rotation of your phone just to use the app with no user choice to do so.

I wouldn't recommend paying for this app in its current state, but I remain hopeful that the developers will continue improving the app. It definitely has potential.

Great for the design students


As a student in design school, it is just great to see gorgeous historical typefaces in large size with retina display. Might be not enough for the professional designers but, definitely great app for the students in design school. Can be used together with textbook.


BRDY Studios, LLC
22 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© (C) Dong Yoon Park


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