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Break your favourite tea cup, tea pot or vase? Since 2001 Korean artist Yeesookyung has been intentionally destroying porcelain pieces that weren't considered pristine and then pieces them back together to create incredible contemporary sculptures held together with gold leaf. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/06/shattered-porcelain-fragments-fused-with-gold-by-artist-yeesookyung/
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Did you know that what you can't see helps people read what you can see? The empty space surrounding text actually affects the speed and rate of understanding of the brain in decipher words. There two kinds of spacing. Leading is the space between lines of text, while kerning is the space between individual letters and words. Most typeface designers and design software programs take basic spacing into consideration, but sometimes some fine tuning can really help increase the legibility of your message.
Below are two examples of extreme spacing between words to demonstrate. Too much space in the first example causes the brain to pause between the words, leaving you wondering if they are connected. In the second example too little space leaves the brain trying to determine whether the text is one word or several.
When designing on screen, it's always a good idea to get up, take a step or two back from your desk and look at your monitor. Can you read it easily? Do your eyes pause? Do you get confused as to what line of text is next? If you find yourself pausing as you read, some tweaks in spacing may be in order.
Cathy Vandergeest, RGD
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