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.
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IBM “smarter” billboards

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.

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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

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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.