APP OF THE DAY
What type is your type?
Change the way you look at letters with Typography Insight.
For those who love type
Do you have a favourite type? No, not that type of type: we mean “type”, as in typefaces. This is what Typography Insight brings so beautifully to life.
You don’t have to know your serifs from your stems or your kerning from your counters to get a kick out of this app. If you’re studying design or just interested in finding out more about fonts, it’s an absolute delight. It’s like an interactive encyclopaedia, an animated coffee-table book or a multimedia museum exhibit.
Interactivity is key here. Thanks to the iPad’s big screen you can really discover what makes some typefaces work so well, using the split-screen comparisons and two-fingered zooms to delve deeply into their secrets and find out what makes each typeface tick.
You’ll learn all about typographical titans and obscure alternatives, you’ll get to experiment with kerning to see why it’s so important, and you’ll discover how to use typography properly for both print and pixels.
Typography Insight doesn’t just show you a handful of typefaces. It can take you through all the fonts on your iPad, and it can also connect to Adobe’s Creative Cloud to explore the fonts in Adobe Typekit. It’ll make you look at letters and layouts in a whole new way.