Monday, September 28, 2009

Kinetic Typography

I remembered watching videos dealing with type on youtube, while I saw a classmate working on a current flash project. I used to watch what they all Kinetic Typography on youtube all of the time. It was so interesting to see how people chose to work with type and movement.

The videos that have to do with song lyrics or movies scenes are my favorite, because I don't know what to expect. I may have one vision in my head about what they will do with the type and see a completely different one. Many of the videos have multiple versions, and it is fun to see what other people did with the type using the same words.

This is something that I feel would be very useful in videos where you are trying to get large groups to follow along. Maybe at a conference or convention of some sort? Instead of people just sitting and listening to someone talk or reading a plain non moving text on a screen, this would be interesting and interactive. It would force people to pay attention, because they wouldn't want to miss what was going to happen.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Ummm so my type doesn't want to show up on my posts. I'm working on it for you. lol

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vandelay Design

Vandelay Design is a tutorial design blog that I found during the first project. It is an outstanding tutorial that shows how to do different techniques in photoshop for you web designs. The site had numerous examples and a wide variety as well. All of the different examples have an entire break down of how they were made. It shows how to reproduce the textures and effects that they used while designing the page.

There is also a design inspiration link a well. This breaks down different types of websites into categories to help you find what you are looking for. There is then a direct link to the actual website so that you can see what it looks like and how it actually works.

Here is the link to the website. It is very helpful!