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Friday Night Flicks: If I were a Typewriter and G_AAAH

Both short flicks tonight were produced using typewriters. If I were a Typewriter is a student animation by Batuhan Ins and was made for a Kinetic Typography course.     G-AAAH was created by Lizzie Hobbs on an Underwood 315 … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Black Bear Moon

Since it is Tanabata tomorrow, I tried to find a star-themed video for tonight’s flick, but was unsuccessful. I did find this lovely animation co-directed by Ta-Wei Chao and Tsai-Chun Han. It is at least remotely astronomical, with a few … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: 36 Days of Type 05

I usually try to avoid posting things that I see on Colossal. Their readership is enormous, and things posted on the site tend to get re-posted and tweeted and emailed and put on Facebook so that by the end of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Typography

Tonight’s flick is a student animation of a poem by Taylor Mali. I love this poem, and Ronnie Bruce does a fine job of presenting the text visually.     If you want to re-read the text of the poem, … Continue reading

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A Little Book

It has been a long time since I have written a blog post about something other than the Chinese thread book, so you are probably ready for a change! This week David and I put the finishing touches on the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Man Behind The World’s Most Contentious Font

For some time now it has been de rigueur to dis Comic Sans and people who use it, but there is nothing intrinsically wrong with the font when used appropriately. Sometimes it is just right! Here’s a short video about … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Four

Since combining the words origami and Zhen Xian Bao or Chinese Thread Book in my search for the ‘star’ box (flowered candy box) I have come across a number of origami versions of the Zhen Xian Bao. The earliest example … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: disillusionment of 10 point font and The Typewriter

Today’s videos are both related to typewriters. The first is a witty series of typographic puns “animated on a smith corona galaxie deluxe typewriter” by Greg Condon.     The second flick is a promo for the book The Typewriter: a Graphic … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: More Monotype

It is almost two years since I posted some of Monotype‘s promotional videos. Today I have two more: a short short video promoting a new type face called SST and a longer one about the development of the updated Johnston … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Ben Eine

As a follow-up to last week’s videos featuring large-scale lettering, here’s another. Ben Eine uses the traditional tool of the graffiti artist —the spray can— in a highly controlled manner to produce elegant and colourful installations.     You can … Continue reading

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