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.
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.
Ratings and 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.
NOT worth it... for now...
Really wish i had read the 4 year old reviews of this app before I downloaded it and paid a 1$ to gain virtually nothing... the app itself has a super attractive design, the content that actually exists is good and the navigation is cleverly laid out though it could probably use a few adjustments. THE BIG DOWNER is there’s only 5 typefaces in an app that’s supposed to be a type dictionary and you have to pay for 3 of them.... based off of the previous reviews I don’t think there’s more coming any time soon....It’s a shame. This app could have been super cool but it seems like the designers gave up as soon they got it up and running. I’d like to see them prove me wrong and update the content in which case I would give them 4 stars but for now it’s a sad disappointed 2.
Smooth transitions, navigation could be more guided
Very unique looking app, It made reading the content fun and easy. The only little issue I have is the "layered" sub menus with the gestures. Maybe adding an up arrow (like how the down arrow leads you through) at the top can let users know they haven't hit the top menu yet.
- Jake William Robinson
- 20 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © William Robinson 2014
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Typendium $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.