Time to play Cupid! 💘

Hey everyone! 🙋

Hope you've had a good week. Here's your tttt for week 2 of December. Just a few more weeks this year, so let's end on a high!

🤓 Beziers are friends, not foes 🎮

SHAPE TYPE. A 10-stage game where you have to form and fix the badly shaped, unfinished letters from specific typefaces, given the font names and fonts’ designers.

When you have adjusted multiple bezier handles to get the shape of the character right., you can visually compare your attempt with the original character and your score is a percentage based on the similarities. Time to befriend Beziers here!

📱 Meet your Screen's new BFF 📱

INTER UI. A typeface specially designed for user interfaces with focus on high legibility of small-to-medium sized text on computer screens.

Inter UI started out in late 2016 as an experiment to build a perfectly pixel-fitting font at a specific small size (11px.) The idea was that by crafting a font in a particular way, it would be possible to get the best of both sharpness and readability.

However after a few months of using an early version of Inter UI, it dawned on everyone exposed to the test that this approach had some serious real-world problems. Most notably that it was really hard to read longer text. Because of the pixel-aligning nature of that approach, the font took an almost mono-spaced appearance, making it really easy to read numbers, punctuation and very short words, but eye-straining to read anything longer. The project was rebooted with a different approach, this time crafting glyphs and kerning in a way that made for better usability and readability.

Inter UI is open-source AKA freebs! Please find Inter UI to download here and use generously! Needless to say - it's a personal favourite.

💖 Ready to play Matchmaker? 💖

TYPECONNECTION. A game that helps you learn how to pair typefaces. Literally.

The game features well-known typefaces and portrays each as a character searching for love. You are the matchmaker. You decide what kind of match to look for by choosing among several strategies for combining typefaces.

Along the way, you explore typographic terminology, type history, and more. By playing Type Connection, you deepen your own connection with type. Get busy here. 😏

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See yawl next week!
🌈 Sneha.