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Inspiration! 12 Awesome Typography Videos

Danny Greer

We’ve rounded up 12 of the very best kinetic type and typography based videos!  Get inspired!

Video Inspiration of the Week

In the last few years, kinetic type driven projects have increased in popularity, showing up in movie opens, commercials and music videos. The following videos utilize a variety of typography techniques, both organic and digital, and represent some of the very best kinetic type based projects being created today!

Steve Jobs
By John Reynolds – Typography uniquely animates the words of Steve Jobs’ famous Stanford commencement address in this clean video.

29 Ways to Stay Creative
by TO-FU – Beautiful typography and clean motion graphic elements provide the structure for this charming video on staying creative.

by Marcus Eckert – “Wait” combines video footage with a modern typographic style.  Excellent use of motion tracking in this short video.

Rules of Fight Club
by Adrian Moran – Relive the famous “Rules of Fight Club” monologue with this fan-tribute typographic video.  Cool 2-color design and grunge style!

I’m Gonna Make It Better
by Sebastianbap – This short inspirational video uses a variety of typefaces and typography styles to illustrate the phrase “I’m Gonna Make It Better”.

The Art of Argument 
by Bryan Villagonzalo – A fan-made typographic video of dialogue from the film “Thank You for Smoking”.

The Alphabet 2
by n9ve – In this dynamic video, each letter of the alphabet is represented in a unique way.  This one is a visual delight!

Nobody is Smarter Than You Are 
by Oliver Ferland – A stylized typographic video of a speech made by famous philosopher, Terence McKenna.  Variety of typefaces and motion techniques.

The Social Network
by Spencer Bailey – A typographic representation of the “Full Attention” clip from the film, The Social Network.

Ira Glass on Storytelling
by David Shiyang Liu – Ira Glass (NPR personality) gets the typographic traetment.  Video made using Illustrator and After Effects.

Conan O’Brien
by Jacob Gilbreath – Audio from Conan O’Brien’s last night on The Tonight Show.  Beautiful 3D typography and design.

Typophile Film Festival
by Brent Barson– A typography video based on the five senses.  This one has no CG effects, as all the effects were produced with analog means.

Know of a cool typography video that didn’t make our list?  
Let us know in the comments so we can include it in a future roundup.

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