Typographic Animation

My last post got me really thinking about my love for typographic animation, so I searched online to bring you two of my favorite examples. The first is a fun take on the end credits for the video game Portal (not to mention the very cute song that comes with it), and the second is masterfully done by French graphic designer Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet. I am so glad that I found Pierre-Emmanuel's Le Droit de Suite animation because it led me to more of his work, and I will definitely be featuring his other projects on Sketch in the near future.

Our industry can sometimes be filled with people who take themselves too seriously, or humor that is in fact, humorless. Sometimes it's nice to just relax, have fun, and remember why we entered this field in the first place: to create and share the wonderful art that we make. I hope you enjoyed these films as much as I did.

Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers

I thought I would end this week with a book-adapted intro reel that would make any author proud, especially Jules Verne. Graphic designer Ivan Maximov has taken the classic 1954 film version of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, based on the iconic novel of the same name, and given it a modern twist by incorporating cleverly thought out nautical-themed typography, imagery, and animation into his opening titles. Ivan recorded the water background himself and was able to assimilate it seamlessly into his work. By making it a realistic transcription, it allows the viewer to experience quite literally the journey that Captain Nemo made on the Nautilus. 

I've stated before on Sketch that I have a background in classical music, and that its usage in videos is one that I take to heart. The accoustics used in this piece work very well with the connotation of the film's plot, and you are left feeling that there is a great adventure waiting to be had in this expedition. There is also a physical trait that resonates, as the music sings upwards with the waves and comes down with it as well.

Perhaps the most illustrious component of this title series is the aquatic movements that come with each name presentation. Ivan has taken the time to include oceanic entities in every aspect of the film, whether it be via tiny bubbles that appear from the ship or arrows shooting. It's these tiny details that give the viewer the affordance to feel completely enraptured by what they are seeing.