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Recontextualizing Type in Motion

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  • Lead By Mindy Seu
  • Where SFPL Main Library, Koret Auditorium

When reconsidering kinetic typography, how can we find the common threads in different media? By comparing moving type in cinema, poems, and interfaces, we can begin to create visual parallels that bridge these forms. Follow the first uses of subtitles in motion pictures to the evolution of concrete poetry, then to early computer graphics and the interface aesthetics of our digital tools. All of these subjects introduce time and/or interaction to type to emphasize the graphic qualities of text.

Cover image from Phil Cao’s Ritual for Spiritual Empowerment

This event is part of the Letterform Lecture series, co-presented by [email protected] West and the San Francisco Public Library.

Video of the Lecture