Google's secret search trick will delight kerning connoisseurs

Google is known for its innovative approach to the internet - here they play with type.

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Rememeber this? It seems Google has more kerning tricks up its sleeve

We've been obsessed with kerning at Creative Bloq this week, so here's a little more... You may remember that Google changed its logo design earlier this year – the company has frequently come under fire for its type choice so it decided to improve the kerning, making it a little more aesthetically pleasing.

Getting kerning right is undoubtably one of the 10 commandments of typography. It's the process of adjusting the spacing between letters to achieve a visually pleasing result – which many get horribly wrong – and Google has decided to have a little fun with the process with a clever little kerning trick.

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Check out the clever little kerning trick with Google's search terms

If you type 'kerning' into the search engine in one tab, and 'typography kerning' in another, you’ll notice a little extra breathing space between the lettering on the 'kerning' search results page. Discovered by Google UK's Pierre Far, it's a brilliant ode to the design discipline and one that will bring a smile to any typography geek's face.

[via Search Engine Land]

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