When I first started university I became friends with The Best Man in The World. Nowadays he is busy solving the entire world, but back when I met him he was a mere multilingual, jazz-drumming, celebrity party-blagging student who had run a wildly successful graphic design company in his gap year. He introduced me to both an overwhelming sense of inadequacy and the art of typography.
Although I’ll never tire of calling them fonts to rile him, I did get bullied into taking an interest in the aesthetics and the effort that goes into designing a typeface.
So when I came across this kerning game, I thought I might go ahead and dominate that field of expertise too. My overall score was 86/100, which I figure means I’m pretty much a fully qualified typographer. The designer at work seems to think I still have gaps in my knowledge. Killjoy.
It doesn’t count as learning a learning a new skill I guess, but it is gloriously satisfying. Try it out for yourself here.