It’s Rag Time!

What’s better than typography and ragtime music? A typography game and ragtime music.

The Rag Time game challenges you to fix a bad example of ragged text and make it Swiss-perfect. Rag Time puts you up against the clock to make the best rag you can.

What’s a rag?

Rags are commonly the most overlooked detail in typography. They are the line breaks to the right of this paragraph. A good rag goes in and out from line to line in small increments. A bad rag creates distracting shapes of white space in the margin. (See examples below). Don’t be a Scheisser Rag—Fathom high score is 1423—Guten Rag!

Take the Rag Time challenge.



Founded in 2010 by Ben Fry, Fathom Information Design works with clients to understand complex data through interactive tools and software for mobile devices, the web, and large format installations. Out of its studio in Boston, Fathom partners with Fortune 500s and non-profit organizations across sectors, including health care, education, financial services, media, technology, and consumer products.

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