Vintage typography app Fontly comes to Android

Vintage typography app Fontly comes to Android

So you’re a big fan of vintage typography huh?  Cool, me too!  I simply love to happen across an old building with some antique hand-painted logo or sign on the side. I’m also a huge fan of old tyme-y brand logos and art. Today, I am extremely excited to learn that Fontly has come to Android. If you’re into “ghost signs, neon, architectural, foil lettering, hand-painted, and other typographical wonders” then you ought to check out Fontly.

We’ve got the press release and download links after the break.

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Fontly: A new way to explore the world of vintage typography.

BOSTON, MASS, Oct 24, 2012 — Fontly is an iPhone and Android and web app for capturing, mapping, and exploring the world of vintage typography around us.

The goal of Fontly is to collect and share found lettering all across the globe. We want to create a living, collaborative, digital archive filled with examples of unique type and signage that speak of a bygone era.

Founded in August 2012 by entrepreneur and designer Brendan Ciecko, Fontly is expanding at an astonishing rate with a growing list of photos submitted. “Our users are taking photos of the world’s ghost signs, neon, architectural, foil lettering, hand-painted, and other typographical wonders.  They’re helping to highlight and preserve this invaluable part of our visual heritage.” says Ciecko.Ciecko is passionate about typography and architectural preservation. As an avid traveler, he would often photograph fading and historic signage in various cities and countries.  He quickly realized that historic signs and lettering tell an important story about a city’s and community’s identity, but many are at risk of vanishing.  This inspired Ciecko to develop a tool for users to document these visual aspects of our cultural heritage.  With the Fontly app, Ciecko believes that everyone can play a role in preserving our visual history.
For an extended, full-screen experience, check out to discover the community’s curated typography on Fontly’s interactive map.

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About Brendan Ciecko Brendan Ciecko is the founder of Ten Minute Media, a Boston based creative design, marketing, and branding company with a focus on the music and entertainment industry. Since its official establishment in 2003, Ten Minute Media has acquired a flourishing list of clients including, Warner, Universal, Sony Music, Capitol Records and some of the biggest names in entertainment.  In October of 2008, Ciecko appeared on the cover of Inc. Magazine in the feature article, Cool, Determined, Under 30: Meet the brains behind America’s smartest new companies.

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