Font Nerd

 

Guess, discover and favorite the fonts that you love. Like everyone else in this business, Andreas likes coffee. He’d really appriciate a cup from you, if you like the game and want to play further than the first level. He’ll throw in another font pack or two or maybe three down the road without asking for more liquids. Have fun guessing some fonts, you nerd!

The man behind Font Nerd is the Copenhagen based graphic designer Andreas M. Hansen, who has always been a natural graphic talent. Andreas finished his education as graphic designer in the summer 2012 and have been working hard to develop his career further. A frustration towards a chaotic job market intensified Andreas’ will towards creating design and realizing graphic dreams as Font Nerd. Andreas’ background for creating this font game is, beside his passion for typography and graphic design, based on his past position as a graphic design student in one of the most successful learning companies in the world, Area9.

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Font Nerd is a must-have iPhone app for everyone interested in design and typography, kindly sponsered by MyFonts.com!

FontBook – The Bible

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I think I need an iPad.
FontBook, now in version 2.0, is the world’s most comprehensive typographic reference tool, containing 110 type foundries and featuring over 620,000 typeface specimens. This 7 min tour explains the main features of FontBook.

Description on their site:
If typography were a religion, this would be the Bible. FontBook is the world’s most comprehensive typographic reference tool, containing 110 type foundries and featuring over 620,000 typeface specimens. Use the FontBook app to look up and view fonts by name, style category, typographical subclassification, designer name, foundry name, year of publication, or by similarity of design. Compile your own list of favorite fonts, and use the “compare” tool to test-drive fonts. Specially designed for fast, easy navigation and also works as a fun playground for finding inspiration.

FontBook is primarily an online browsing application and displays its full content only when your device has internet access through a WiFi or 3G mobile connection. However, if you have no online access, you can temporarily switch the “Include online content” setting to “off”. This will enable the app to display a reduced pool of selected content which will work offline. Whenever you do have online access, you can switch back to the full version by switching the “Include online content” setting to “on”.

www.fontbook.com

Typomapp, iPhone app.

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Typomapp is a iPhone, iPod Touch and Android typography app that helps you discover new things about typography or organize your knowledge in the field of letters. It is an unique approach in learning typography, correlating the history and geography.

Ever wanted to know how typography evolved in a certain region since Gutenberg printed the Bible that bears his name? Wanted to know what was happening in another region at the same time? Or do you want to know what type-related museums or foundries are around you?
Typomapp makes it easier for you to find the answers.

Typomapp contains only hand-picked typographers details, events, interesting places and type foundries and will be continuously updated with new features and Points of Interest.

 

Device Studio, from Barcelona.

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Device Studio is a Barcelona based audiovisual design studio, founded in 2008.

Marcelo wrote us an email presenting their interesting type experiments:

We are a multidisciplinary creative hub focused on new media platforms and motion
graphics, offering direction and art direction from concept to delivery.

We love to experiment, work and combine different creative techniques
and solutions such as physical installations,
space interventions, electronics, experimental coding,
street art and nasty visual outputs.

 

Check out their site: www.devicers.com

Type Specimen for iPad

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Type Specimen is the first font viewer for iPad, revolutionizing the way digital fonts are presented today. It’s an ideal tool for people who need to select fonts for projects – be it magazine design, corporate identity design, web applications, or book typesetting. Type Specimen is a quick and easy way to navigate the type foundry, containing over two hundred original font styles. Type Specimen allows you to categorize individual fonts, make comparisons, or see details of specific glyphs. All of this for free of course.

Looking good, if only I had an iPad to play with it.