Graphic designers are generally considered to be detail oriented and highly attenuated to the subtleties of type and image. However, when we concentrate too much on the details, we can miss the other things that happen during the design process. The accidents, the discarded scraps of paper, even the curious pile of stuff on the edges of our InDesign artboard. It is important to look not only close and far at what we are working on, but to the left and right as well. The trouble with kerning is not just missing the forest for the trees, but missing the forest for how closely two particular leaves sit next to each other, and missing the road in the forest that leads to another, more interesting forest.