By BRDY Studios, LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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
● Kerning: Train your eyes for balanced letter space
● Measurement: Learn about type size measurement
● Type Setting: Learn about basic elements of type setting
● Ascender/Descender Comparison: Compare ascender of descender area of typefaces
What's New in Version 3.7
Adobe Typekit font library is available in Typography Insight! Discover, observe and compare thousands of fonts by signing in with Adobe ID.
This is a great application for those who are interested in the study of Typography. The app title is a perfect description as you can gain insight into the study of Typography with a learning basics section, a section on the main examples of fonts and styles used in our everyday life, and even learn directly with practice activities contained inside. The design itself is a compliment to the application as you can easily navigate the clear white interface that allows you to hone in on the visuals presented without any external visual noise getting in your way. The app wouldn't be as effective with bad design and it also would be somewhat ironic if it had.
As an aspiring typographer myself, I find this app extremely useful. Not only does it have references, complete access to Adobe Typekit, and 3 categories of information, but there are practice activities where you can get better at kerning, measuring, comparing, etc. I would highly recommend this to anybody interested in Typography.
Useless app, and a typography app shouldn't have such ugly typographical errors.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 22, 2016
- Version: 3.7
- Size: 28.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: BRDY Studios, LLC
- © (C) Dong Yoon Park
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.