David Airey is an independent graphic designer working with companies of all sizes since 2005.
Published on October 11th, 2011
Sounds nerdy. Probably is. Fun, though!
Take five minutes and play the kerning game.
Developed by interaction designer Mark MacKay for Method of Action, via Noisy Decent Graphics.
Some are pretty tough.
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What was your first overall score, David?
I felt that I could have done better. I got a 93/100 overall. I already can’t remember which ones I did poorly on.
Found the game yesterday morning, absolutely love the thing :)
Feels like I’m cheating if I do it more than once though. I got 89/100, not bad.
I thought it should show an overall average, but I must’ve missed it, Anna. There were a couple I scored poorly on.
I only did it for a few minutes as it is the sort of game you could spend ages on :)
What was your score David?
I only did a few because like Dave mentioned I was not about to let go.
I scored very well on all the ones that I tried but except for the second one (Type) which I don’t know about all of you but I found the solution to be poor in result. Thanks for sharing this I can’t wait to do the same with my fellow designers. Cheers.
I scored 84/100. Great game – thanks for the heads-up on this David!
Really love this game and the idea. I hope they do more games like this.
I’m beginner and got 94/100 at the first run haha *squeezing your eyes helps*
I managed 85% on my very first go, excellent game I look forward to their future designer / educational games
I remember the old school letra set transfer sheets….OMG kerning was always a critical issue…now with illustrator its sooooooooooo easy! I love the computer…thank you adobe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol lol lol lol
This si so addictive! I had no idea I could be a typographer too :) Thanks for sharing!
I have just found this game and got 91/100 for my first attempt. I want more typography games. Thanks for sharing David.
I played this game in my typography class last week! Very fun, simple exercise to learn proper kearning. The first time out I didn’t do so hot, but I’ve been trying to play at least once a day to strengthen my skills, I have gotten better thankfully. Great little resource I have passed on to my design friends.
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