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I <3 Typography!

After taking my AVT 217 class in typography, I started to become obsessed with type! I love everything about it, maybe because I am an intense control freak. I love having my work neatly done and everything in a specific place (but this does not apply to the rest of my life). However, I do notice that not all of my classmates seem to struggle with kerning, tracking, leading, etc. My professor showed us this neat little game so you can practice your kerning. There are a lot of other games like this made by the same person, I believe. They have also made one where you can match two typefaces that are complimentary to each other. It has helped me immensely in all sorts of projects when choosing typefaces that work well together. They have also been clever to make the games accessible for those of you with an iPad so that you can move the type with your fingers. Have fun and let me know what your scores are!

 

http://type.method.ac

3 Comments

  1. Neha Sohail wrote:

    Lindsay-

    I am so happy you posted this. Just the other day I was trying to remember the site for these games introduced to me my freshman year in 215 (isn’t avt 217 web design?).

    I always love to see learning tools transformed into games. Personally, I think typography is hard to grasp, at least GOOD typography. After taking 215, I still struggle with designs that only consist of type. It also helps to look at neat ways to play with typography on pinterest.

    Does anyone else have this problem? It would be nice to know that I’m not the only one (:

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 5:38 am | Permalink
  2. Christian wrote:

    Typography is such a big part of Design that sometimes your design alone is just typography. I remember when I hated typography and know its become one of my favorite tools for designing and in design itself. I also struggle certain designs in typography though. For example logos that consist of just typography are my biggest weaknesses in design, but strangely my absolute favorite designs to make. I’m also pretty bad at kerning and picking the right typeface but design is all about practice, and slowly I see how i’m becoming a better typographer and designer.

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm | Permalink
  3. Nikhilaa Prakash wrote:

    Thank you for this post Lindsay! I took AVT 215 (typography) last semester, and i loved it! I loved messing around with the kerning and leading. SInce i am still just taking my first graphic design class, i find it a little hard to point out to good typography. But this game will definitely help me!

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm | Permalink