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The Tetris font, fun and games with typography

28 June 2024

Is there a version of Tetris that requires the player to try and spell words with the Tetris pieces, as they fall from the sky? If there is, I’ve not heard of it. But, that’s not saying much, as I don’t know a whole lot about gaming.

Anyway, Tetris Font, developed by Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, may not be quite such a game, but you can still have fun typing in a word or name, and watching it take shape with the Tetris pieces.

There goes the morning…

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Keming is omnipresent, now let’s add it to the dictionary

16 May 2022

American photographer, filmmaker, and writer David Friedman has launched a campaign to have keming, a word he devised in 2008, added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

I coined the word “keming” in 2008, defining it as “the result of improper kerning.” It’s a bit of visual wordplay because kerning is the adjustment of space between letters and if you kern the word kerning improperly, the r and n can merge to form an m. “Kerning” becomes “keming.”

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