Tag Archives: FontBook

FontBook Features: 5x Classier

Now that we’ve unleashed the FontBook iPad app on the world, we want to take some time to show you all the goodies packed inside. Watch for our FontBook Features posts throughout the coming weeks. Also, remember if you have general questions about app, we’ll keep our FAQs documented here.

As Yves Peters recently explained with his interview with the app development team on The FontFeed, one of the unique features of the app its robust classification system. With the involvement of type historian, typographer, author, and professor for Typography and Communikation Design at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Indra Kupferschmid, the team developed an impressive system of highlighting broad type categories and their subgroups.

Clicking into the “Classes” section of the app you’ll initially see the seven main type categories: Sans, Serif, Slab Serif, Blackletter, Script, Display, and Pi & Symbols. But dig in, by tapping a class, and you’ll find each class has five subclasses within each. It’s easy to get lost for hours checking out each one.

Sans Serif Subclasses

Serif Subclasses

Slab Serif Subclasses

Blackletter Subclasses

Script Subclasses

Display Subclasses

Pi & Symbols Subclasses

FontShop Friday Five: Last Chance for Survey, Staff Picks & More App News

We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

Tell Us What You Think Before The Day ends

Don’t miss out on our 2011 Customer Survey! Click here to take the survey. All those who complete it by tonight at midnight Pacific time will receive a promo code for 20% off at FontShop!

Summer Staff Picks

The gang at our SF office rounds up their font list for July.

All About the App

FontBook is still the buzz in the type world. Check out our special edition newsletter for a walk through, feature highlights, and some nice quotes from the design universe. The FontFeed has an app flavor this week as well, including an interview with the development team.

Behind Compendium

Take a look at some of the OpenType features in this Sudtipos offering.

Win Tickets to TYPO London

TYPO is going home to London this fall and you could too. Check out the new contest online and find out how you can win tickets.

Friday Five Fonts: Gordon Black by Letterbox and Mister K Informal by FontFont

All The App That’s Fit to Print

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We know we’ve talked a lot about our new FontBook app lately. But we’re not the only ones! Check out our special edition July newsletter for some nice words from around the globe. We also have highlighted a couple of features cross-posted from the FontFeed.

What are your favorite parts of the app?

FontBook Features: Browse By Year

Now that we’ve unleashed the FontBook iPad app on the world, we want to take some time to show you all the goodies packed inside. Watch for our FontBook Features posts throughout the coming weeks. Also, remember if you have general questions about app, we’ll keep our FAQs documented here.

A stunning look at the typographic timeline can be found by clicking on “Year” on the homescreen on the app. You then have the ability to browse by century, then decade, then year as type progresses.

Drill in and you’ll see all typefaces created during that timeframe (or their modern equivalents).

This is a great route to take to a product page, especially if your design is trying to capture a certain era.

Have you browsed by year yet?

FontShop Friday Five: FontBook, Comp Fonts, Oh My!

We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

FontBook is Back

It may have physically slimmed down, but the new FontBook is bigger than ever with a mind-blowing 620,000 type specimens. Your burning questions are answered in our FAQs.

Wild Webfont News

In case you missed it, Web FontFonts underwent a major overhaul this week. Several new fonts have been added, files updated, and they now include comp fonts so you can mock up your site offline.

New FontFonts Are Here

Several new FontFonts arrived at FontShop this week, along with others that we’ll be highlighting soon. Check out all of our July new fonts here.

Jam-Packed Newsletter

Did you miss our latest newsletter on Wednesday? Read it here. You can subscribe to newsletters on this page to get this font deliciousness in your inbox twice a month.

Reminder: Tell Us What You Think

Don’t miss out on our 2011 Customer Survey! Click here to take the survey. All those who complete it by Friday, July 29 will receive a promo code for 20% off at FontShop!

Friday Five Fonts: FF Sero Pro by FontFont and FF Signa Serif Stencio Pro by Fontfont

FontBook Features: Beautiful Search

Now that we’ve unleashed the FontBook iPad app on the world, we want to take some time to show you all the goodies packed inside. Watch for our FontBook Features posts throughout the coming weeks. Also, remember if you have general questions about app, we’ll keep our FAQs documented here.

Today we want to point out the easy and beautiful search function built into the app. Just select the magnifying glass on the top bar on any page in the app. You can search by font family, designer or foundry. And remember the app is gorgeous in either portrait or landscape! Try it yourself and see how the samples auto-populate and rearrange as you refine your search.

Search by Foundry

Search by Font Family

Search by Designer

FontBook App – FAQs

UPDATED: November 7, 2013

FontBook 3.0.5 for iPhone and iPad is here and compatible with iOS 7! We answer some of your burning questions below, but feel free to leave more in the comments.

What’s new in version 3.0.5?

  • Improved rendering of special characters
  • “Cancel Search” button added (iPhone only)
  • Support for iOS 7
  • Minor bug fixes
  • New app icon

If I purchase the app, can I use it on both my iPhone and iPad?

Yes, as a universal app, you pay once and you may install it on any of your iOS devices. FontBook runs on iPad 2 (and later), iPad Mini, iPhone 4 (and later) and iPod touch (4th gen. and later)

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Is there an Android version of the FontBook?

Not currently. While we are watching the growth of the Android market, we would first like to experience the transition from print to digital FontBook on one platform.

But what about print?

We want to deliver more information than ever before with the new typeface compendium. Note that the App delivers 620,000 font specimens — 19 times more than the printed FontBook 4. With FontBook 4, in 2006, we had to make compromises to host all available typefaces in one volume. For example, we downsized the showing of FF Meta (26 fonts) from three pages in 1998’s FontBook 3 to one page, despite the fact that the family had grown to 300 weights in the meantime. We did that by squeezing the stylistic sets into four lines of sample text — not a very user-friendly compromise. FF Meta is now shown in its entirety. The app also allows you to combine and compare type specimens — completely impossible with previous editions unless you were willing to tear your book apart.

Can I download fonts on my device?

iOS does not support the installation of fonts by the user. However you can download font files that have been purchased on FontShop with mobile Safari once you log into your account from a desktop computer.

Does FontBook contain the actual files of the shown fonts?

No. The FontBook app delivers raster images of typefaces that are generated and stored on a server. FontBook is an online Browser.

Can I use the FontBook app without an internet connection?

The app is primarily an online browsing application and can only display its full content when your device has live internet access through a WiFi/WLAN 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”.

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FontBook is available in the App Store. Learn more at fontbook.com.

The New FontBook Has Arrived!

FontShop is thrilled to announce our new FontBook™ iPad app, the world’s most comprehensive typographic reference tool! Download the app for just $5.99/€4.99 at the iTunes App Store.

Moving the book into the online realm allows us to increase the number of font samples from 32,000 to an astonishing 620,000, while reducing the weight of the book by 80%. 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. Now typophiles can interact with and compare typefaces on-the-go and with the swipe of a finger.

We can’t wait to share more highlights with you in the coming days — stay tuned to FontBook.com, The FontFeed and the FontShop Blog for inside looks all this month.

Enjoy!

Browse by Family

Browse by Foundry

Combine & Compare Specimens

FontShop Friday Five: Feedback & Foundries

We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

Tell Us What You Think

We launched our 2011 Customer Survey this week and want to hear from you! Click here to take the survey. All those who complete it by Friday, July 29 will receive a promo code for 20% off at FontShop!

Letterbox Updates

Not only did Letterbox recently add new fonts to their collection, but they upgraded their ENTIRE library. Take an in-depth look here.

FontBook is Coming July 21

Looks like there’s been more movement on FontBook.com. Sign up for updates and you’ll be among the first to know how to get your paws on it starting next Thursday!

TYPO Comes Home

We examined TYPO London‘s use of FF Unit Web on Wednesday and gave you the scoop on this exciting event in October.

On the FontFeed

Kylie + typefaces = bizarre/obscure 90s video

Friday Five Fonts:  Alix FB by Font Bureau and Delight Script by Sudtipos

FontShop Friday Five: Launches & Updates

We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

Introducing Subsetter

We were excited to announce the launch of FF Subsetter this week, a new tool that can significantly reduce the size of your Web FontFont files. Give it a try!

OpenType Features Added to Sample Toolbar

Phase II of our sample toolbar overhaul went live this week and we’ll hope you enjoy. You can now preview OpenType features of a font before you buy.

What’s Up with FontBook?

Like the Go-Go’s, our lips are sealed, but we can’t help but notice a new splash page on FontBook.com. Go ahead, sign up for updates.

New Font Samples in Newsletter

Did you miss our latest newsletter on Wednesday? Read it here. Then check out the new fonts from Font Bureau, Letterbox and Sudtipos.  You can subscribe to newsletters on this page to get this font deliciousness in your inbox twice a month.

On the FontFeed

Yves Peters looks at TypeCon in New Orleans, Type]Media 2011 grads, and a type-inspired commercial.

Friday Five Fonts:  Terital United by Letterbox and Salvo Sans Black by Font Bureau

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