When did Typography Get Sexy?
Who would watch a paper-letter animation video about the history of fonts and typography?
Well, over 840,000 people.
Not only that, over 17,990 viewers “liked” it.
It’s the product of a talented young designer from Canada named Ben Barrett-Forrest.
The video is made up of:
- 291 Paper Letters
- 2,454 Photographs, and
- 140 hours of work
As a lover of typography, I savored it. But obviously, many others have enjoyed it too who are likely not as fanatical about typography as I am.
But Ben is obviously talented, enthusiastic, patient and persistent.
Here it is for your viewing pleasure:
Typography and the Proper Use of Words from a Very Unlikely Source
Weird Al is not who I think of when it comes to grammar.
But, out of left field comes Weird Al with his newest video called Word Crimes, a parody on Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.
But in 2 weeks after its release, it has garnered over 13 million views.
And the grammatical felonies are actually educational as well as being funny and well done.
Here is “Professor Al” at his finest:
Try This at Home Only Under the
Guidance of a Trained Professional
If you enjoyed this installment, the entire series will blow you away starting with #1 (have a Kleenex handy):
- The Power of Words, Part 1: Words That Cause Action
- The Power of Words, Part 2: Speaking with Authority
- The Power of Words, Part 3: The Power to Transport You
- The Power of Words, Part 4: Words That Sell
- The Power of Words, Part 5: Words That Inspire and Unite
- The Power of Words, Part 6: How to Strike Back with Intelligence
- The Power of Words, Part 7: How a 10-year-old Boy Saved the World
- The Power of Words, Part 8: The Pledge of Allegiance Like You’ve Never Heard It (and You’ll Never Hear It the Same Way Again)
- The Power of Words, Part 9: When Size Does Matter (You Will Not Believe This Packaging)
- The Power of Words, Part 10: New Animated Video – Helping Words Become Better Storytellers
- The Power of Words, Part 11: Mexican Coke