‘Photolettering‘ is a new iPhone app by world-renowned type foundry House Industries that lets you apply text to your photos. You can choose from a wide variety of typefaces, creating, editing and sharing images using the three free fonts provided (Plinc Swiss, Bubble Gum, and House Slant) or purchasing additional fonts.
There are twenty available as in-app purchases for 99 cents each, or you can pay $9.99 for the whole selection. The application helps users easily create text overlays on their favorite photos.
You can take a picture or import one from your camera roll. Then you can scale, rotate, and crop it with finger gestures and select a lettering style from the collection of original fonts. The color of the text can be changed, and it can be rotated and scaled. The final image can be shared or saved directly from the app and even sent as a printed postcard. House Industries co-founder Rich Roat told Wired:
It seems like there is a new type-over-photo app every day, but we always thought that the quality and selection of fonts was lacking. We’ve been making fonts for over 20 years, and now we have this great medium that allows us to introduce them to people who might not have cared about good display typography before.