Weird Al “Word Crimes” and “Mission Statement” Animated Lyric Music Videos


Parody artist Weird Al Yankovic is back with a new album that just hit #1 on the Billboard charts. He dropped 8 new music videos every day this past week, and two of them are right up our alley, making genius use of animated typography.

“Word Crimes” is a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and all nerds can rejoice as Weird Al vents about his misused grammar grievances. Consequence of Sound called this “one of the best lyric videos of all time.”
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Famous Inspirational Quote Illustratinos by Ryan McArthur


Inspirational quotes from great minds like Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Edison are given a minimalistic, yet striking visual treatment in these poster illustrations by Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan McArthur.

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Hunter S. Thompson “The Edge” kinetic typography by Piotr Kabat


This kinetic typography video ‘The Edge’ created by Piotr Kabat, is based on an excerpt from ‘Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.’ The layered black and white animations in this existential motorcycle journey are complimented by typography that borrows its style from the scratchy, scribbled, handwritten work of Ralph Steadman, who frequently collaborated with Thompson. (source)

3D Printed Typography Animation by Ben Johnston and Mark Simmons


Typographer Ben Johnston and 3D printer Mark Simmons combined skills to create an animated, 3D printed typography sculpture. View the animation here. Johnston started the project with a few simple sketches before Simmons rendered and printed the design. (source)
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Intel’s Brand New Typeface


Intel is another corporation that is trading in its twentieth century geometric typefaces for a more calligraphic font. Intel has unveiled a typeface for the first time in 45 years. Read the rest of this entry »

“Smkr” Experimental Typography by Enrico Bevere (Skatolanera)


“Smkr” is an experimental typeface of digitally rendered thin smoke. It was created by Italy-based graphic designer, Enrico Bevere of Skatolanera Creative & Web Studio.

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Iconic Costumes of Famous Musicians Illustrated by Frederico Birchal


Frederico Birchal illustrates the iconic stage costumes of famous musicians from the Beatles’ colorful Sgt Pepper’s-era suits to Kurt Cobain’s anti-costume garb.
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“Grow” series of illustrations by Andreas Preis


With a fine attention to detail, Barcelona based artist Andreas Preis juxtaposes boldly illustrated animals with different virtuous words for a series of works entitled “Grow”.
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Illustrations by Bob Motown


London based illustrator Bob Motown enjoys the simple pleasures in life. He boasts a fondness for Cats, Pizza, Gangster Rap, Tacos, Burritos, Slurpees, Trap Music and Drinks with little umbrellas. Motown likes to juxtapose his many interests in his colorful and comically illustrated works, including various adventures with his character (and worlds greatest palindrome), Tacocat.
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Christmas Cards from Legendary Disney Animator Ward Kimball


Ward Kimball was one of Disney’s “Nine Old Men”, creator of Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio, the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, to name a few.

From the 1930s through 1966, Kimball, with his imaginative cartoonist skills, made cleverly illustrated Christmas cards starring himself and his family. His cards were very popular and by the time he designed his final card in 1966, he had over 1,000 recipients. (source)
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