The art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs is what we know as typography. When properly used in print and graphical depictions it can yield some very cool effects.
What happens when we take this motionless art and give it the freedom of animation? Through the talented minds of some creative designers, animated typography (aka kinetic typography) comes to life. In this compilation, 30 Awesome Examples Of Typography Animation, I have scoured the video hosting sites and collected some really amazing representations of animated typography.
01. F is for Fail
F is for Fail is a short film about the creative process, and the failure we always encounter, but usually overcome. Told using the alphabet, each letter informs us of the state of the protagonist’s creativity/state of mind.
A very well put together typography animation created by Seth Brau.
A 1:00 quote from the move. “60 percent of the time it works everytime”.
A typography experiment animated and designed by graphic artist Sebastian Jaramillo based on the movie Fight Club.
A short little song with some cool typography.
06. Duck and Cover
Typography assignment using audio from an old public service announcement called “Duck and Cover” from the 50s. Created in After Effects.
Scene from the The Big Lebowski in Typography. Thanks to Jesus Quintana, The Dude and Walter Sobchak.
The ‘Make Love not Warcraft’ scene from South Park made for a motion graphics intro class.
This one focuses on single characters rather than words, but was too good not to include on the list.
Typographic animation of Citizen Cope’s song “Let the Drummer Kick”. It really picks up after the first 30 secs.
A scene from the pop culture move Pulp Fiction animated in typography. Profanity and all.
From the band Jet, an in-your-face lyrical animation.
A typographical animation of Tom Wait’s Poetry.
Al Pacino’s speech on GOD all in typography.
An animated type acoustic cover of Outkast’s song “Hey Ya”.
This one is out there… in a creative way.
Created with Adobe AfterEffects CS3 in seven hours from conception to completion. “So You Want A Social Life, With Friends” – Kenneth Koch
Starts out slow and then hits you with some amazing use of After Effects.
Animation done with Sony Vegas, of a scene of The Dark Knight.
20. Symptom Finger
Hold on to your seat, Symptom Finger will take you on a wild ride.
Funny animated type quote from the movie Zoolander.
A short animation with a message. Made of nothing else but Typography.
Over 500,000 views with a 5-star rating. The scene in V for Vendetta in which V introduces himself to Eevy, in a long rambling string of alliteration.
Starcraft typography side project inspired by Shinhan Proleague in Seoul, Korea.
The ending song to Portal typographied.
Eric Hutchinson’s new video for OK It’s Alright With Me from the album Sounds Like This.
Typography explained through animated type.
The “You’re on uppers” scene in Requiem For A Dream portrayed using nothing but kinetic typography.
Typography from the 2007 Motion Picture 300 directed by Zack Snyder.
The scene in the beginning of the movie where Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) says what he really thinks about the idea of dating.