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A little Sunday Relaxation with puzzlemaster Scott Kim
June 20, 2004 2:41 AM   Subscribe

Just My Type. Sharpen your eye for letterforms by matching each close-up snapshot with the letter it came from, or test your eye for color with Color Me RGB, a couple of the interesting braincandy games from Scott Kim. (Also see his gallery of Inversions; I love "Figure", and the clickable tessellating alphabet.)
posted by taz (13 comments total)

 
Nice candy.
posted by Gyan at 3:17 AM on June 20, 2004


Ungh, brain candy isn't supposed to hurt this much. I got 9 in a row on the color matcher though. Good link!
posted by fvw at 3:33 AM on June 20, 2004


Awesome.
posted by Jairus at 4:06 AM on June 20, 2004


Oh wow, Scott Kim. My middle school geometry textbook was full of his stuff.
posted by casarkos at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2004


taz, I knew you loved that "Figure"! These are so much fun. I've tried several times to make one from my real name and I can't do it. There are a couple of online ambigram generators, but none are very good. I'd love to see the results if anyone else has tried one.
posted by iconomy at 8:39 AM on June 20, 2004


Just My Type is harder than it looks! Great great linkage taz!
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:57 AM on June 20, 2004


Excellent links, taz - very cool stuff indeed. Thank you!
posted by madamjujujive at 1:26 PM on June 20, 2004


Taz, my brain hurts! I can't wait to come back to this later! Thanks.
posted by Lynsey at 8:43 PM on June 20, 2004


Awesome links, but I suck more than I like at Color Me.
posted by arha at 8:52 PM on June 20, 2004


I was able to get through Just My Type in about 10 minutes. F, I and L can be confusing. Color Me RGB is almost impossible, since monitor calibration can differ so greatly.
posted by the biscuit man at 10:56 PM on June 20, 2004


biscuit man, monitor calibration has nothing to do with it: you're comparing color swatches on the same monitor, so "more red" will still mean "more red" with any reasonable color settings. Calibration is only relevant if you're comparing colors from monitor A against monitor B, or from the monitor to a print copy. (I'm more used to thinking in HSV than RGB, though, so it still took some trial and error before I was able to get six in a row.)

On the other hand, Just My Type has me completely stumped; I'm almost at the end but I'm convinced they've taken away my D and slipped me an extra M...

These are fun. Great post.
posted by ook at 9:28 AM on June 21, 2004


On the other hand, Just My Type has me completely stumped; I'm almost at the end but I'm convinced they've taken away my D and slipped me an extra M...

I thought this same thing until I somehow lost (not misplaced - the piece disapeared) the extra M piece, and the D sapce remains blank. Nice glitch in the program.
posted by rhapsodie at 11:34 AM on June 21, 2004


The problem I had with Color Me RGB, was that several looked almost the same leaving me unable to make a definite distinction between the two.
posted by the biscuit man at 12:37 PM on June 21, 2004


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