Joshua Stocker


Inspired Typography – Lawrence Weiner

Our latest brief set us the task of creating a short animated film containing Kinetic Typography (Typography which appears in time to speech). First we researched to find a short speech by a creative practitioner whose words we found inspiring. For me this was Lawrence Weiner, and what he talks about during an interview with Debbie Millman. Not only am I a massive fan of his work, but felt it fell perfectly to my vision of words appearing in footage.

His Work:

So I took his style of typography, and gave it life. I spent a weekend shooting footage, and a day and a half editing the film and sound, before finally creating the animation. I’ve been without a laptop for a week and a half which is why it was slightly rushed but I’m quite pleased with the outcome.



Nina Chakrabarti
January 27, 2010, 10:24 pm
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I spent most of Tuesday working with London based Nina Chakrabarti.
She is a wonderful illustrator who has worked with the likes of Mazda and Marks and Spencers. With a very original and lovely style to her work you should should have a look at her website by clicking on the image



Books
January 7, 2010, 8:38 pm
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IT’S NOT HOW GOOD YOU ARE, IT’S HOW GOOD YOU WANT TO BE

This is a book I bought a few weeks ago by Paul Arden for 5 pounds. Paul Arden is of course the Advertising God and former creative director of Saatchi and Saatchi.

Although this sounds like a self help book, I can assure you that I have no idea if its anything like a self help book seeing as I am yet to read one. What I can say though, is that the ideas within it have been very helpful to me. Obvious as many of the ideas may seem, reading them in a book by someone like Arden, and with the way he explains each point really put things into perspective.

Heres a few of my favourite pages:

Its a Short book, with lots in it. I’d recommend it to anyone, not just designers.