Explorations In Typography by 101 Editions (Universal)
Released: Jan 25, 2012
Version: 1.1
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Explorations In Typography

101 Editions
A beautiful new typography app at a special limited-time introductory price! Learn the key points of fine typesetting by exploring the various typesetting controls in the DIY toolbox. It's lots of fun to play with changing the size, leading, font and paragraph indication because you can very quickly see how text type appears differently as these typographic variables change. Educational and fun!

The toolbox allows you to typeset brief article by Erik Spiekermann in a variety of fonts, many from the new FontFont iOS Mobile font collection, and learn about the design details and history of each one. Every DIY Exploration setting also includes a brief "more info" explanation as well as pop-up notes about what makes that particular one work.

What you can do:
» Set type using 9 different kinds of paragraph indications
» Adjust slider bars to change the size and leading of the type
» Change alignment
» Change the amount of indent or exdent
» Change the setting to mock text to visualize the form it takes on the page
» See what text type in paragraphs looks like 16 different fonts, including 11 FontFont Mobile iOs fonts as well as FF Meta
» Set type in one column or two by changing the orientation of your mobile device (iPad only)

Content includes:
» Introduction and first two chapters of the book as images that can be enlarged and read
» More than 50 more sample pages from the book as images that can be enlarged and read
» A brief article by Erik Spiekermann called "Type Builds Character"
» The complete table of contents with quick links to each of the fonts on the FontShop website
» The very popular Explorations in Typography appendix of typeface combinations
» A glossary of typographic terms
» Information about the book and the authors, Carolina de Bartolo and Erik Spiekermann
» Quick links to purchase the book, the fonts from FontShop and the FontBook iPad app

The Explorations in Typography app complements the popular textbook for intermediate to advanced typography. It's sure to be an excellent learning tool and a source of inspiration for students and professionals alike.

"Explorations in Typography is an automatic classic that will inspire many." —Communication Arts, 2011 Design Annual

"This is a book for people who care deeply about text design and typesetting." —Patrick Barber, reviewer for typographica.org

Note: Updates to the Explorations in Typography app may include more pages from the book in an easy-to-read format, more fonts and more Explorations to choose from on the DIY page for more typesetting possibilities. Get your copy at this special introductory price today and enjoy free updates in the future!
Our verdict: Good
  • + Explorations In Typography is a highly rated app (5-star).
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