Side Project: Type crimes Pt.2, Kerning and Tracking
In the first instillation of my type crimes blog post, I explored the various no-no’s illustrated in Ellen Lupton’s book: “Thinking with Type”. In addition, I have now gone on a scavenger hunt of sorts for examples in the real world of type crimes in relation to kerning and tracking.
“[Kerning and tracking is] The process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result. Kerning adjusts the space between individual letter forms, while tracking (letter-spacing) adjusts spacing uniformly over a range of characters.”
The following images are ones I have found that showcase poor kerning and tracking:
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