It is our pleasure to introduce Typendium, an elegant iPhone app about some of the world’s greatest typefaces. You can learn the stories behind Baskerville and Futura for free, but by paying $0.99/£0.69 you will unlock Gill Sans, Palatino and Times New Roman. Paying for Typendium will also give you access to any type stories that we add in the future.

It has been a long road to 1.0. Work originally began in early 2013 as a way for us to learn how to make an app, and we didn’t think it would take more than 6 months of weekends and evenings. We were certain it would be out before iOS7. Obviously that wasn’t the case and there were many ups and downs along the way.

We’re planning on doing several follow up posts about the creation of Typendium, so look forward to some really terrible early drafts. But for now we would just like to thank everyone who has helped us make Typendium.

Here is Typendium 1.0.