Good type is a beauty to look at. To be able to use letters and words as imagery to convey a message through not only the words themselves but the artist’s arrangement of the words on the page is a skill few have. The problem is that because of my overexposure to TV and internet, if something doesn’t move spastically or cut to a different scene every two seconds or less, I’ll fall asleep faster than…well, even faster than I normally do when I’m not being entertained by seizure-inducing Japanese commercials. So words on a page tend to be a problem. But what other option is there for seeing beautifully arranged type?
Enter kinetic typography. Kinetic typography is a kind of animation and graphic design in which a speech or clip from a movie is portrayed using mainly the words being spoken. It’s hard to explain. But it’s fun to watch, and with that in mind I’ve gathered together my “Top 10 Best Examples of Kinetic Typography” *trumpet flourish*.
Here they are, in no particular order (except that these first five are my favorites):
Who’s on First by Jimmy073
Fight Club – Chemical Burn by gordoteins
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by lance15100
Dumb and Dumber by ufnc
Pulp Fiction by chuwichuwi
For the sake of space, I’m just going to link to the last five. Be warned, some of these are a tiny bit vulgar:
– Tenacious D: Inward Singing by asivins
– Wedding Crashers: The Perfect Girl by daftcain
– Dwight’s Speech by RojamNairassoy
– Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by varic
– McDonald’s Prayer by TheCrookedGremlins
So there you have it. My top 10 list of best examples of kinetic typography. If you find one you like better, link it in the comments.