A game based on typography that I can play on my iPhone? Dare I saw this is… fontastic? Yeah, I went there. I discovered this application last night and spent a hour engrossed in distinguishing Helvetica from Arial. Each game challenges you to identify a series of 30 fonts presented onscreen; you then select one of four possible answers. Your final score is then calculated based on the accuracy and speed in which you selected your answers. At just 99 cents and with 657 font samples and three levels of difficulty, this game seriously is fontastic.
I’m going to be honest, I haven’t listened to Broken Bells, the collaboration between James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse. But I kind of want to now. Emails delivered in binary code, amazingly beautiful packaging, web advertisements that link to URL’s that are anagrams for Broken Bells; I like what you’re doing, guys. The deluxe edition (which comes contained within a music box) even features glow in the dark stickers. To listen to their first single - “The High Road”, go here. Broken Bells debut album will be released via Columbia on March 9th.
While getting ready this morning, I noticed a slight discolored circle underneath my right eye - a burst blood vessel, I thought. Upon further inspection, I realized it was just a new freckle forming. I think I could make a pretty fantastic constellation with the freckles on my face.