Feb 11 2012

Kerning FTMFW!!!1!1!!11!!


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  1. 1

    …and now I recognize bad kerning. Why do you hate us?

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    If you need any further incentive, remember that “bad kerning” was at least partly responsible for George W. Bush’s second term.

  4. 4

    Well, technically it was the lack of bad kerning that let GW dodge the legitimate challenges to his TANG service, but close enough :)

  5. 5
    Evan Bettencourt

    Ever seen this kerning game?

    Frickin’ awesome.

  6. 6

    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.

  7. 7

    This is a new low, even for a total font geek such as yourself.

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