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KERN Typography iPhone Application by FORMation

Mon, Feb 16, 2009

Applications

KErn

Kern is the newly released Typography game for the iPhone and iPod touch devices. Kern was created by the talented folks over at Formation Alliance.I unfortunately don’t know all that much about the game, but this is what the chaps over at Formation had to say about their creation:

KERN is a minimalist typography experience challenging you to precisely place a missing letter into a falling word while avoiding any unnecessary ligatures!  Practice and prove your typographical acumen with a score that gives new meaning to point-size!

HOW THE GAME WORKS:

A random type-centric word with a missing letter appears at a variable point size.  As the leading begins to shrink, you navigate the missing letter to the proper space and release it’s handle to lock it in place.  The placement accuracy is measured and your score is calculated based on the size of the type, the leading height, and the perfection of placement—all measured in points.  If you miss by too much and form an unnecessary ligature, one of your five ligature tokens will be lost.  Lose all five ligatures and your game is finished.  How many points will you Kern?

Click here to find out more and to get your hands on this nifty little iPone application.

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