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.
TWOTHIRDS in Fall Winter
Edit and lettering by Emil Kozak.
Click here to watch on Vimeo.
But, in case you don’t have six minutes to watch the videos, here are a couple of screen shots:
Not new, but noteworthy and entertaining!
Not new, but noteworthy and entertaining nonetheless!
“The History of Typography – Animated Short” via YouTube.
I love the idea of billboards doubling up as seats, shelters and ramps…
I love the idea of billboards doubling up as seats, shelters and ramps. The classic (maybe even retro?) colour and typeface combinations are minimal and striking. Nice work by Ogilvy & Mather France, I’m sure Paul Rand would have approved.
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.
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:
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:
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…
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.