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Typography Insight is an iPad application which introduces new ways of learning and teaching typefaces. It leverages iPad's touch interface and h… Read More
Typography Insight is an iPad application which introduces new ways of learning and teaching typefaces. It leverages iPad's touch interface and high resolution display to visualize and to manipulate typeface. With Type Insight, you can easily experiment and inspect the detail shapes of historical typefaces. ✔ Featured on Gizmodo "Typography Insight Makes Learning Fonts Gorgeous and Easy"(05/23/11) ✔ Featured on The Atlantic "Typography Insight: iPad App Teaches Fonts Like Never Before"(06/07/11) ★★★★★ “Turned on by serifs and stems? Then you’ll love the new iPad app Typography Insight. Very slick, very informative.” ★★★★★ "First reason I've wanted iPad" ★★★★★ "If you are a type nerd, this is yours" ★★★★★ “Another reason to get an iPad (if you're a typography geek)” ------------------------------------------------------------------ Best app for the Students, Designers and Typography Nerds! ------------------------------------------------------------------ Read Less
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Typography Insight
New ways of learning and teaching Typefaces
Typography Insight is an iPad application that introduces new methods for learning and teaching typefaces. The project stemmed from my love for typography and evolving mobile platforms. It was inspired by my own experience in typography classes whilst attending design school.

Students in introductory typography classes are asked to memorize and understand the form of historically important typefaces such as Garamond, Baskerville, Bodoni, Century and Helvetica. As a beginner, it is difficult to see the subtle differences. This is especially true in traditional media such as paper textbook, where the typeface in question is presented in linear, small sizes, virtually unable to be truly examined. This “flatness”Typography Insight is an iPad application that introduces new methods for learning and teaching typefaces. The project stemmed from my love for typography and evolving mobile platforms.

Typography Insight leverages technological evolutions in tablet devices, most notably the touch interface and high resolution display of the iPad, to visualize and manipulate typefaces. With Typography Insight, students can easily experiment and inspect the detailed shapes of historical typefaces. Consequently they can acquire a deeper understanding of the type, a virtue of any competitive designer.


• Official Website
http://typeinsight.org/

• Interview with The Atlantic Magazine
http://bit.ly/jlpxlk

• Introduction on Gizmodo
http://gizmo.do/mJZXIK

• Presentation at AIGA/NY FRESH BLOOD 2.
http://cre8ive.kr/thesis/n

• iTunes App Store Link
http://bit.ly/jXYcuq