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Type & Typography in Motion VOL. 2

Last year we got rave reviews on all the typography videos we cited, so this year we're back ... and have discovered a whole new wave of highly talented film makers. Enjoy these, and please send along your favorite discoveries!

College humor: Typefaces

This video is a great lighthearted insight on the subject

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Font Design

This is a wonderful television interview about typeface design, with Steven Heller, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones (Crank up the sound) Category: Howto & Style :: tags: Font typeface type typography print printing graphic design designer lettering hoefler frere-jones heller H&FJ HFJ YouTube Crank up the AUDIO on your computer ...
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Short Letterpress Documentary

Take a short visit to Firefly Press in Somerville Massachusetts. John Kristensen, proprietor. This wonderful little documentary speaks to the craftsmanship and love of traditional design that drew many of us into the world of graphic design years ago. Take a moment to slow down and enjoy. ( Film & Animation Press Letterpress Documentary YT
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Chank Fonts Across America

Font designer Chank Diesel leads a fontmaking workshop in Atlanta, creating a font in a day. :: Howto & Style font typeface design Chank Diesel designer workshop type Atlanta bling creativity arts YT
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Who's on First? Typography

Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine using typography only. Demo Reel: :: Film & Animation kinetic typography bud abbott and lou costello who's on first motion graphics animation YT
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Learning Typesetting

An introdusction to Typesetting -- a 1959 training film -- real hoot... check this soundtrack RETRO fans will love it :: Film & Animation Design YT
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InDesign Optical Typography

(No. 36) LIVE from the lovely beaches of Glenelg South Australia, Mike has a few Typographic tips with InDesign CS3 ( kerning etc.). A special shout out to InDesign User Groups, and a very special announcement about himself. Mike McHugh is Australia's top Adobe Creative Suite Trainer Howto & Style Adobe InDesign Typography Adelaide Australia Glenelg Kerning YT
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Making Wood Type for Letterpress printing

This video shows a block of end grain maple being engraved on a New Hermes pantograph, on its way to becoming a piece of wood type for letterpress printing. :: Howto & Style letterpress wood type engraving pantograph printing woodworking router maple typography design YT
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Typography Motion Video "conscious"

Undergrad project using motion graphics portraying the unconscious mind drifting into a dream state and finally coming to awareness within it.
Done entirely with After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and logic pro. Blue screen footage shot specifically for project, thanks to actor Amy Meyers for her help acting. All other elements self generated. Actual size is 1080x720 at 29.97. This is from my scholarship show for the University of Northern Iowa.
Special Thanks to Andre Lipsey for the audio remix. :: Film & Animation nick schrunk uni flash after effects typography animation conscious student motion graphics YT
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Love Letters

Love letters for people who love Typography. from :: Film & Animation love letters type animation moleskine lettera27 YT
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Typophile Film Festival 2 (opening titles)

Opening titles for the 2nd Annual Typophile Film Festival in NYC. Design & animation by Brent Barson. Cinematography by Mike Saltsman and Brent Barson. Music by Theta Naught ( Festival by Joe and Jared from Punchcut/Typophile! :: Film & Animation Typophile Typography Motion Design BYU Barson Film Festival YT
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Sao raros os bons trabalhos com tipografia. Quanto mais sofisticadas as pe as ficam, mais a tipografia some e d lugar a elementos 3D. Por isso que sempre que acho algo de interessante nessa rea, fao questo de colocar. :: Entertainment tipografia propaganda spot publicidade tv comercial YT
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singin' in the rain typography

singin' in the rain / a clockwork orange by matas aros :: Film & Animation tipograf a tipografia typography mat as aros matias a clockwork orange singin' in the rain YT
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Film d'animation typographique minimaliste saveur environnementale, rythm par la chanson Nostrand du groupe Ratatat r alis par Olivier Beaudoin, designer graphique; Diplome d'Or - ecodesign 2007 de St-Petersbourg :: Film & Animation Ratatat typographie animation olivier Beaudoin kalomnie design YT
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Zip It - Typography

Dr. Evil tells Scott to zip it in this amusing typographic representation. :: Comedy zip it Dr. Evil Austin Powers Seth Green Mike Myers typography the spy who shagged me YT
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Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art

In their own words Communication Art & Design students tell why they chose to study at the Royal College of Art. Visit our Work in Progress Show on our Open Day, Thursday 6 December 2007 - 10am to 6pm :: Education rca london graphic design illustration movingimage drawing typography royal college of art uk performing arts visual YT
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Short loop, using letraset on 16mm film. Made by Graham Mansfield at the Royal College of Art 2001 :: Film & Animation Royal College of Art RCA typography Typography Graphic Design 16mm westerdals YT
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Continue with more in Typographics Vol. 1 from 2007

And, you can see many, many movies under "Typography" in YouTube.

Fred Showker
Editor / Publisher: DTG Magazine
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