Clever typography tee - KERN

workerman's picture

Thought someone on here would get a kick out of this cool typography tee -

blank's picture

Isn’t this an example of tracking and not kerning?

Thomas Phinney's picture

Yes. Oh well.

Zara Evens's picture

Haha, indeed. I totally get that everyone wants to feel exclusive and cool by using words like "kern" to make a statement, but it is important to get the terminology correct before stamping it all over your clothing (or maybe it isn't? :/).

workerman's picture

Kerning and tracking are two related and frequently confused typographical terms. Both refer to the adjustment of space between characters of type.

Kerning is Selective Letter spacing.

Tracking is Overall Letterspacing.

paragraph's picture

make that ‘infrequently confused’, at least around here, please

mili's picture

Bit too tight for Museo, surely

workerman's picture

@mili - hence the "TIGHT" in the wording. Nice job identifying the font! Museo is a fav of mine.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Hey, Zara, you might like this t-shirt: ;-)


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