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CRIMES AGAINST TYPOGRAPHY: Vertical or Horizontal Scaling | Dumb Quotes | Pseudo Italics

 

THE CRIME:
Vertical or Horizontal Scaling

HOW TO PLAY:
Shown here is a machine for distorting type. As the letters get hit by the evil sprites, they become distorted in the horizontal or vertical direction, yielding effects that are arbitrary, monstrous, and sometimes beautiful.

WHY TO PLAY:
Stretching letters distorts their overall proportions and internal line weights. This crime is committed both inadvertently (through careless use of software) and in cold blood (in order to force type to fill a given space).

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Note: No letterforms were physically harmed in the making of this game.

Game designed by
Ellen Lupton.