I’ve found that one of the trickier typographical concepts to teach is the proper selection of multiple typefaces for use within a design. That’s where Aura Seltzer’s Type Connection comes in.
Type Connection is a game that helps you learn how to pair typefaces.
Start by choosing a typeface to pair. Like a conventional dating website, Type Connection presents you with potential “dates” for each main character—without the misleading profile photos and commitment-phobes. The game features well-known, workhorse typefaces and portrays each as a character searching for love. You are the matchmaker. You decide what kind of match to look for by choosing among several strategies for combining typefaces. Along the way, you explore typographic terminology, type history, and more. By playing Type Connection, you deepen your own connection with type.
Type Connection is Aura’s MFA thesis project. Exquisitely designed and crafted, the site is a great example of education through gaming. And if your are really interested in type, make sure you check out her resources page.
This is great work. I’d say she deserves to graduate.