Typography. We kind of have a thing for it. And if it isn’t completely obvious by the sheer number of photos posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter daily (that number being 390+ million), let us just give it to you straight: We live in an image-obsessed era. Which is hardly a bad thing. We wholeheartedly agree that if you can make things pretty, why wouldn’t you? And that includes those insanely hilarious and/or insightful status updates you’ve been writing on a daily basis.
Forget plain old boring words typed in Tahoma. Your words deserve visual appeal. They deserve to be art. And now, thanks to a new app called Notegraphy, you don’t even have to know anything about kerning to make that happen.
Powered with templates from 15 of the top graphic designers around the world, you can set off to work immediately. Your blurb can be as long or as short as you want, meaning it could be a four-word tweet or an entire blog post. (We actually seriously considered writing this entire post in it.)
Here’s how it works: First, create an account, type in your witty words of wisdom, and pick one of the 30-ish designs that you’d like applied to your Pulitzer-worthy piece of poetry. You can share your creation with the world with a simple click of the button, and once you do, we’re sure you’ll blow minds on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram or all of the above.
We tried it out with our own happy-go-lucky Motivational Mondays. (What? You don’t know about them? You really need to start following us on Facebook!)
We’re pretty happy with the results. While the UX isn’t anything to write home about, it is incredibly easy to use. Like even your 65-year-old mom who still has a hard time texting you more than five words in a single message can figure it out. That being said, we do wish that the template names were more apparent, similar to Instagram filters. (Can we all get a hell yeah for “Nashville”?)
Create your artistic sayings everywhere. Not only can you go old school by sitting down behind your laptop to write a novel or a tweet, Notegraphy is accessible from your iPad and iPhone as well. And similar to Instagram, it’s a self-contained social media site, meaning all your posts will be stored on Notegraphy and you can search other users’ creations for those days when you need a little Stuart-Smalley-type inspiration. Don’t act like you never have those days.
Ready to see your Facebook feed plastered with pretty status updates? Let us know with a Notegraphy in the comments below!