Scary Type #3: The Kern O' Lantern

October 21, 2011

Scary Type #3: The Kern O' Lantern

In honor of the approaching Halloween season, asked me to illustrate some scary type situations. The third offender: Kerning.

Halloween is a time for all things scary, so I guess your kerning skills will fit right in, because they are flat out frightening. Unless you want your words to have gaps that are reminiscent of a jack-o-lanterns smile, it might be a good idea to tighten everything up.

Stay tuned for my next Scary Type Illustration next Friday!

Some other hand-picked posts you might enjoy on our Design Blog:

Scary Type #1: Papyrus
Scary Type #2: Font Mutilation
How are Your Type Spacing Skillz? Play Kerntype

Jay Roeder

Jay Roeder

Hey, I’m Jay Roeder. I’m a designer and illustrator, or “design-ustrator” as I like to put it. I’m a freelancer that is basically obsessed anything and everything related to typography and music. My weekdays are spent doing daily drawings, which I post on my site Monday through Friday – check it out at You can follow me on Twitter @TheRoeder.

Featured Job

Sr User Experience Designer / Santa Clara Valley, CA

Join the Conversation

  • Facebook

    Like on Facebook.

  • Daily Inspiration Email

    Receive a daily email with Design Blog highlights. Subscribe

  • Newsletter

    Our monthly design newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.