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
Slab Serif Subclasses
Pi & Symbols Subclasses