Videos: Star Wars typography in motion

There’s are quite a few motion typography (or kinetic type) videos on Youtube. I first saw one done using one of Samuel L. Jackson’s more memorable scenes from Pulp Fiction (NSFW.) They’ve since multiplied (no doubt thanks to the efforts of eager graphic design professors) and now naturally there are several that feature Star Wars. Here are my picks:

This one is my favorite, with really good integration of form and function. But I suspect Youtube is crunching the reds, and would love to see a more pristine version.

Most impressive!

Very nice use of symbols for Artoo’s dialogue in this one.

I’ve never been a fan of that particular fanmade version of the logo font (it’s just off, not to mention ill-suited and far too obvious for anything but the logo itself) but the concept in this take on the Death Star run is certainly neat. (via)

A few more worth watching: Seinfeld, Fight Club, Trainspotting, Wedding Crashers and Anchorman. (How very boy’s club. You know what’s dying for some of this? Gilmore Girls.)

2 thoughts on “Videos: Star Wars typography in motion

  1. D.Selby

    Hey thanks for this post! It’s even better than a straight retweet! I was going to send you that 4th vid, but liked the 3rd better. But I hadn’t even seen those first two! Awesomeness!

  2. Kristen

    I’d go for some Gilmore Girls. :D

    I’d never heard of typomotion before seeing this post, so thanks for sharing!

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