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Type With Apps

type with apps
Icon typography.

Like metal type, app icons can be hand-set in interchangeable combinations of letters, allowing even relatively useless apps to serve a role in communication.

Stacks of four-letter words are easiest to read, and while pairs of letters are acceptable within a single icon, choosing an app with more than two letters is considered cheating.

Free apps are available for every letter of the alphabet, including many variations on M, P, S and W, but an elegant L or X might cost you $0.99.


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