Surf video lettering

Some laid back surfing and hand drawn lettering, a perfect combination.

I came across these two unrelated videos. Well, I guess they’re not completely unrelated because both feature some laid back surfing and hand drawn lettering, a perfect combination.

T.C.S.S. Presents: A Doc-umentary

Graphics by Chris Nixon, animated by Zander Van Oldenborgh.
Click here to watch on Vimeo
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TWOTHIRDS in Fall Winter

Edit and lettering by Emil Kozak.
Click here to watch on Vimeo
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But, in case you don’t have six minutes to watch the videos, here are a couple of screen shots:

Surf video lettering

Surf video lettering

Surf video lettering

Surf video lettering

Surf video lettering

Surf video lettering

Surf video lettering

Surf video lettering

Surf video lettering

Chinese water calligraphy tricycle

No, you didn’t misread the title, it is as weird as it sounds. Nicholas Hanna built a tricycle that “prints” Chinese characters on the sidewalk as he rides along…

No, you didn’t misread the title, it is as weird as it sounds. Nicholas Hanna built a tricycle that “prints” Chinese characters on the sidewalk as he rides along. I wouldn’t call it calligraphy as such, but the idea stems from the tradition of older Chinese men painting characters on the ground of parks with long brushes and water.

The video from Jonah Kessel is dated September 2011, but I only discovered it now. Take a look:

Just Because: Tricycle Calligraphy 水书法器 on Vimeo.

Friday find: Nice Type videos

Look, a channel on Vimeo dedicated to typographic videos! And did you know there are such things as pre-animated typefaces? I learn something new every day…

Big news in the world of online video this week is that Vimeo is launching a major overhaul of their site. While checking out their announcement page, I noticed this screenshot saying Nice Type in big blue and red letters:

Nice Type on Vimeo

It turns out Nice Type is a channel moderated by Matthew Buchanan where he collects all the best typographic videos from around Vimeo. Now isn’t that nice?

Here’s a little something to whet your appetite:

If you can’t see the video here, watch it on Vimeo.

What you see above is a demo for an animated typeface called Binary 2.0 created by Dutch studio Calango in collaboration with Maria Jose Torrero Heredia of Mexico:

Binary 2.0 animated typeface

Binary 2.0 animated typeface

What the bleep is an animated typeface you ask? I have to be honest, this is the first time I hear of the concept too. Apparently it comes with pre-animated characters of which you can edit the colors, duration, easing and line thickness in Adobe After Effects. This definitely calls for some further investigation…

The world’s first open source weapon

A fascinating video infographic about Stuxnet, the world’s first weapon built entirely from code.

A fascinating video infographic about Stuxnet, the world’s first weapon built entirely from code. The motion graphics were designed by Sydney-based Patrick Clair. Take a look, I even spotted some Avant Garde ligatures making an appearance…

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

Found via ISO50.