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Kern Type game

Here’s an interesting little game I found online for anyone who would like to hone their kerning skills. The site will give you a word that has letters that are obviously poorly placed. You then have to adjust the placement of letters of the word with arrow keys or mouse. You hit submit once you think you have the letters spaced properly and the game will overlay your placement with the correct placement and give you a percentage based on how close you were. It gets more challenging as the words become longer. It’s a neat way to kill a couple of minutes while practicing design skills. I wish I knew more fun little type/design related websites like this if anyone has some please share.


  1. ysong8 wrote:

    I’ve tried this before! And I know this game doesn’t fully justify to if you have great skills in typography, but it does effect you a little and embarrassing when you do get a lower score then you should as a graphic designer.

    Friday, October 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Permalink
  2. sloredo wrote:

    A friend of mine showed me this game a few weeks ago, and I was definitely embarrassed when I made some obvious mistakes. Overall, the game was a lot of fun, but the way each round was graded was a little confusing.

    Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Permalink