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.)

The catchup: Links from Twitter

Here are some of the things I’ve micro-blogged over @clubjade in the past few days.

Vintage Dharma ad by Adam Campbell, AKA hotmeteor @ FlickrDesign! Mockery! Jumpsuits! Vintage Dharma Initiative ads are by Lost fan Adam Campbell and awesome. (via)

Important questions of our time. How does Star Wars end?

The blogside. Author Sarah Zettel on her love/hate relationship with Star Wars.

Bacta! Dutch scientists have created a healing goo based on the liquid that protects embryos in the womb, but they’re calling it “baby butter.” Eww.

Tips. Authors behaving badly is common sense advice from a bookseller.