Kern Type, a typography game | How About Orange

October 19, 2011

Kern Type, a typography game

Test your graphic design skills with Kern Type. "Kerning" is the practice of adjusting the spacing between characters, evenly balancing the negative space for an attractive result. If you imagined that your company's logo designer plucked a pretty little icon out of the air, typed the company name next to it, and called it a day, think again! The characters in each word are nudged around to achieve perfect visual balance. (If the designer was a pro, that is.) Give it a try yourself.

34 comments:

Kim said...

Addictive!

makeithomemade said...

Great site. LOVE it.

Janell said...

91/100... there's room to improve. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

was soo bored until I went to m blog and found out that you had a new post. can always count on you for distraction from homework. lol

Live a Colorful Life said...

That was pretty fun!

Laura said...

I always find such fun stuff in your blog, thanks a lot!!

Angela Gentile said...

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Piecing it back together. said...

Someone sent me this weeks ago, and I've been kerning ever since. Crazy how once you start, it's a struggle to stop.

kszwahl said...

I did it twice and got almost the same score both times. lol

Kathleen said...

Very cool! I got an 83 out of 100. Thanks for posting!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Very fun .. a few of them I got spot on but sadly those bad ones balanced it out for a total of 84/100. Gotta practice more. :-)

The Needle Shop said...

my favorite game by far! 96!

Packers Movers said...

It's Fun.. Seriously... All must try it .. Thanx for sharin...

Anonymous said...

I got 100/100 :)

Tara said...

Awesome little game! Thanks for sharing...I passed it on to my co-workers

Frances said...

Thanks for this. It was fun and helpful

mbwife said...

Am I the only one who couldn't get this to work using Google Chrome as a browser?

Rose said...

Fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly's Korner said...

That was fun! I got a 91. Here's a color one you might enjoy:
http://www.xrite.com/ph_toolframe.aspx?action=coloriq#.Tp_lZ6YqwZ8.email

Sanjyot Wagle said...

This game infected my ad agency like a viral last week... :)

Cassandra said...

96/100. I like that I didn't quite hit 100 as, although I was in agreement for most of the suggested kerning, there were a few where I felt my result looked a bit better and more balanced. Interestingly enough, every time I was "off," I'd positioned things slightly to the left of the example provided by the pros.

Rachel said...

Very funny. Reminds me of this zipup a graphic designer friend has-when you zip it up, you are "kerning" and bringing the letters together! http://marketplace.veer.com/merch/VPR0001260

Jessica Jones said...

I've admired that sweatshirt for some time! It's funny.

Jessica Jones said...

Kelly, that's a fun game, too! I blogged about that awhile back but had forgotten about it!

aGee said...

Well, your blog is one of my favorite ever. Really what a great stuff you've got here :)

Jaya said...

This is too fun a distraction.

Thought you might like these!
http://www.seletti.it/pantone/pantone_xmas_ball.htm

Laptop ID said...

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Missing_Pieces said...

Ugh! So addictive! I was only off by a fraction each time and still only 65%! lol

bbphoto said...

oh my... flash backs of high school typography classes at Lane Tech!

Shrie said...

Love this. And I got a pretty damn good score!

Anonymous said...

95/100 Not bad for not even knowing what kerning meant 5 minutes ago. Either it was super easy or I have a knack for it.
Kristin

kamielandodille@hotmail.com said...

This is really great. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

That was fun...

Anonymous said...

That is great! Love it<3

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