The Typeplace App Lets Typographical Geeks Share Urban Inspiration

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Apr 15, 2011 • References: typeplaceapp & springwise
Not long ago, I was ignorant to the community of typeset enthusiasts in the world, but here comes the new Typeplace App to unite them all and share their alphabetic infatuation. A stroll around a thriving urban environment will inevitably lead you to observe some remarkable time-lost details amidst buildings and streets, but this iPhone application will put those places back on the map.

The $1 program involves typography geeks creating an account through which the virtual world functions, much like FourSquare. An awesome billboard or sign or a sweet graffitied mural would encourage you to snap a picture, geotag it and upload it to share via your Typeplace App friends and Twitter. Regular participation can even earn users badges, creating quite the virtual community of like-minded people.

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Concept: Typeplace App
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