Set Type Right

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When’s the last time you read a blog post about manually setting type?

Can’t remember? Then set your browser towards Canada and check out this blog post from Peter Rukavina.

It’s probably the only blog post you’ll see all summer with the phrase “letterpress hack” used appropriately.

June 25, 2012 · Posted by in art, design  

Kern Me!

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Kern Me

The latest “cool thing” in the office has been Kern Type, the kerning game, where you attempt to kern type. I know, you designers and typography nerds know what I’m talking about (at least I hope so!) but for the rest of you, kerning is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters to achieve proper visual balance. In the olden days of setting type, this was an art form. Sadly, many new designers nowadays never learned how to properly kern type… but now they can!


Here’s a great example… and hey, the Wave just happens to be one of or clients! (Looks like I should have moved the A just a bit closer to the W, and the V just a tad closer to the A.)


It’s even multitouch capable, so you can play along on your iPad.

You can also share your score with others to show off your mad kerning skillzz.

October 12, 2011 · Posted by in design  

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