Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Notegraphy takes Instagram Approach to Typography

A new app for iOS and the web, Notegraphy takes your text and adds any of a dozen "styles", Instagram-type filters that give a custom typographic treatment to your notes. The simplest statement or personal poem takes on a grand, sweet, funny or austere edge when the Notegraphy app applies typography fonts, styles and composition.  You can share to your Notegraphy social media contacts, or, more likely, post your creations on other platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Hunter Communications Original News Source:
The Next Web

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Excerpt: " If you sit down with any experienced graphic designer, they’ll happily talk to you for hours about the importance of typography. It’s everywhere you look, from huge billboard ads to the front of your favorite t-shirt. Type can reflect many emotions, but most of us rarely notice its profound impact.

Notegraphy is an iOS and Web app that wants everyone, regardless of their experience in Adobe Illustrator, to have fun with typography and create vibrant, sophisticated examples that can then be shared with their friends online. Just as Instagram made photo-editing dead simple and accessible, Notegraphy wants to do the same with type.

The iOS and Web app are almost identical in their functionality, but for the purposes of this review we’ll just be running though the mobile incarnation. For starters, you’ll need to tap the pen icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, and then write out your chosen quote or phrase, just as you would in a traditional text editor.

Notegraphy then offers a number of different templates, referred to as Styles, to transform your text into a beautiful piece of typography. They’re lined up from left-to-right along the bottom of the screen, and tapping each one will show you an updated preview near-instantaneously. The app offers three different color combinations for each Style, but otherwise that’s all there is to it."

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