February 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm
…and now I recognize bad kerning. Why do you hate us?
February 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm
Bad kerning annoyed me long before I knew what kerning was. So teaching people about this may allow them to better express their irritation, rather than giving them something new about which to be annoyed.
But I suppose kerning knowledge could be weaponized in such a manner, given the right circumstances. I say go for it. Getting people to notice things is sometimes an effective way of driving them batshit crazy for fun and profit.
February 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm
If you need any further incentive, remember that “bad kerning” was at least partly responsible for George W. Bush’s second term.
February 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm
Well, technically it was the lack of bad kerning that let GW dodge the legitimate challenges to his TANG service, but close enough :)
Evan Bettencourt says
February 12, 2012 at 1:44 am
Ever seen this kerning game?
February 12, 2012 at 10:03 am
Aaarrgh, indeed. I was a typesetter in another life and I can’t help noticing it (along with typos and ugly fonts etc). Makes reading very herky-jerky sometimes.
February 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm
This is a new low, even for a total font geek such as yourself.
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