Cory Doctorow at 9:26 am Fri, Oct 28, 2011
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
Shape Type is a new HTML5 typography game from the creator of Kern Type; this time around, you have to drag curve-adjustment tools to perfect letterforms.
/looks at graphic/
B is for Boobies.
Love that game: 91/100 in the first try. I did it again and failed down to a 72/100. ugh.
God, Cory…This is really addictive :) Thanks for the link.
That there is one sexy looking B.
Dude, I bought a tablet so I would never have to directly fondle a Bezier curve every again!
Fun game – is there only one set of letters? (not that I’m ungrateful)
Finally, all that time I spent on CorelDraw comes in handy!
+1 with PaulR here. I used to spend hours in Corel, and later Illustrator drawing logos over scans from originals because either the font was unavailable or it had been drawn up in the first place but no a/w was available. One of the most enjoyable parts of my job back then, prior to training as a scanner operator on a Crosfield drum scanner and photoshop retouching the scans. Damn, I LOVED that job.
I’ve done tons of custom typography over the years. Getting the weights, curves and angles flowing right is an amazingly taxing job.
I spent SO much time in my younger days doing exactly what CountZero and Thorzdad describe that I can’t honestly say I loved my job, but it was a cut above working at a pizza restaurant. I still handle vectors often enough that I don’t want to play a game that involves it!
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@AdsofYore is a twitter feed that republishes unusual liner ads from the archives of local newspapers.
At Gawker, Brooklyn-based journalist Caitlin Curran explains how you could quickly go from being part of the downtrodden 99% to being part of the "no, really, unemployed and utterly fucked" contingent: your boss could see a photo of you holding up a sign at a protest and fire you the next day.
Today, the statue of Liberty is 125 years old. Above, from the Smithsonian Institution archives, a Harpers Magazine cover: Wilbur Wright flying his Wright Flyer around her in 1909.
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