Tag Archives: Mobile FontFonts

Touch Press Puts Mobile FontFonts to Good Use

London-based Touch Press publishes books and other collections in the new medium ushered in by the iPad. Among their titles you’ll find such successes as Theodore Gray’s The Elements and Marcus Chown’s Solar System. It’s a young company started by media producer Max Whitby and author Theodore Gray, built on the premise that our present idea of books and reading is due for a great transformation. When we found out Touch Press was using Mobile FontFonts for some of their newer releases, I immediately got in touch with them to find out more. I spoke with Matt Aitken, one of the designers, who was able to walk me through a few of the compositions, and talk type along the way.

The Barefoot World Atlas came first. The children’s atlas tells stories with audio narration, illustrations, objects and photographs, placed at points of interest about a revolving globe. Matt explained that typographically, it needed to closely match the feel of the printed edition. FF Duper and FF Tisa took up this task, adding to the playful presentation and all the while staying easily legible to children’s eyes.

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy pairs the renaissance artist’s anatomical drawings with 3D models representing the best medical imaging presently achievable. One highlight of the app is its ability toggle between the original and the translated text in drawings. “We at first considered the idea of presenting these handwritten legends in a font that looked like handwriting, but after some thought, decided against using a style that somehow might mimic Leonardo’s writing. We instead went for something that stands off the page a bit, FF Celeste Sans.” The other main consideration was that these translations needed to be legible at small sizes. “The originals were all smaller than A4, and in some cases the writing is just tiny,” Matt explained. FF Celeste Sans works well for this purpose. It has sufficient graphic contrast from the rest of the material, but with its humanistic feel is still able to stay cohesive with the whole of the composition. The classical proportions and contemporary feel of FF Yoga set the tone of the app, used both in body text and user interface.

As Matt and I discussed Touch Press’s emphasis on great design, he brought up as one of his formative experiences an early collaboration with Hilary Kenna. “Hilary helped us to see the typography as such an integral part of telling the story.” Matt adds that since placing greater effort toward getting the type right, the company’s services have been all the more in demand. “Each one of our apps has a story in it. We work to make the typography beautiful and the whole experience great.”

Mobile FontFonts are licensed for embedding in Android and iOS apps. Browse our Mobile FontFonts. By the way—Where else have you seen Mobile FontFonts in use? Let us know.

15 Ways to Move Your Online Brand to Mobile

Last week we introduced Mobile FontFonts, 15 type designs in 14 font packages for embedding in apps, tailored to the needs of iOS developers.

Did you know that all the faces we put out as mobile fonts are also available as webfonts? That means that you can design your mobile apps to reflect the brand you’ve created on your website, or that you can give your site a familiar feel to those who know you through your app.

So go on, get with it. We can’t wait to see what you think up next.

Mobile Font: FF Basic Gothic Mobile
Webfont: FF Basic Gothic WebMobile Font: FF Celeste Mobile
Webfont: FF Celeste Web

Mobile Font: FF Celeste Sans Mobile
Webfont: FF Celeste Sans Web

Mobile Font: FF Clifford Mobile
Webfont: FF Clifford Web

Mobile Font: FF Cocon Mobile
Webfont: FF Cocon Web

Mobile Font: FF Daxline Mobile
Webfont: FF Daxline Web

Mobile Font: FF Duper Mobile
Webfont: FF Duper Web

Mobile Font: FF Good Mobile
Webfont: FF Good WebMobile Font: FF Providence Mobile
Webfont: FF Providence Web & FF Providence Sans Web

Mobile Font: FF Suhmo Mobile
Webfont: FF Suhmo Web

Mobile Font: FF Tisa Mobile
Webfont: FF Tisa Web

Mobile Font: FF Trixie & FF Hands Mobile
Webfont: FF Trixie Web & FF Hands Web

Mobile Font: FF Yoga Mobile
Webfont: FF Yoga Web

Mobile Font: FF Yoga Sans Mobile
Webfont: FF Yoga Sans Web

FontShop Five: Octmobilefest

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. Please find below five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

Octmobilefest is here

FontShop International introduced Mobile FontFonts for iOS Apps. Check them out at MobileFontFonts.com, then bookmark the Mobile Fonts list on FontShop.

New Typefaces

David Sudweeks recaps the fonts joining our library in September.

Language Support

Theresa’s Tips takes you through the steps of finding out if a typeface supports a specific language.

On the FontFeed

Read ScreenFonts, the monthly review of movie poster typography.

KernType

Have you read about KernType? Try it out over the weekend and tweet @FontShop your score!

Friday Five Fonts: FF Karbid and FF Karbid Slab by FontFont

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