Starting my Saturday off with a little Shakespeare butchering. Whoo AHHAHHA. So as you may or may not have noticed, I am in love with typography, but there is a minor inconsistency to that truth….I still sorta suck at kerning. *Flinches. Please save throwing your tomatoes at my face till after reading my post.
I have been practicing my posterior (I have wanted to use that freaking word ALL week) off, even found a spiffy kerning game to practice with. I have been improving, and by improving I mean sucking less.
I kern almost as well as a squirrel…
That’s not to say that I haven’t been trying, but for a few days I was at my wits end and wanted to hire an assistant, whose sole purpose would be to follow me and kern my every sentence. Tempting, but not…morally right. Or so the angel on my left shoulder tells me.
I can’t live a lie, and that is exactly what I would be doing…even though I did have someone take me up on that offer because I think my absurd thoughts out loud. That person whose name will remain anon, is beyond magnificent!
In my search for the gleaming golden glorious secret to kerning, I have come to this conclusion: Kerning was creating for only the most anal-retentive-OCD-examine-every-detail-with-a-magnifying-glass-kind-of-person. I am not such a person, which makes no sense seeing as I am a freaking Capricorn and we’re supposed to have that ingrained in our eyeballs.
My summer break will consist of me on a quest to find the unknown secret to kerning. I am sure danger and intrigue will follow me every waking moment of the adventure, and there may even be pirates involved, I don’t know.
What I do know is, come next quarter this wench will be kerning like her blog so rightly deserves.