Here’s a great tutorial site shared with me by Hubert. Check it out!
Here are the 12 principals of Animation as developed by Disney animators in the 1930s.
Here’s an excerpt from a book in the Digital Library called “Fundamentals of Animation”.
Here are some great type poster examples. A lot of different approaches to give you a sense for what is possible within the constraints of the assignment.
What is a storyboard?
Once a concept or script is written for a film or animation, the next step is to make a storyboard. A storyboard visually tells the story of an animation panel by panel, kind of like a comic book. Your storyboard will should convey some of the following information:
- What charaters are in the frame, and how are they moving?
- What are the characters saying to each other,…
This video shows the process of building a complete animation, and shows how sometimes lots of motion is not needed to convey emotion, or build empathy with a character.
This is a great tutorial which covers a lot of common questions about rendering, as well as some great tips for speeding up your workflow.
This is an amazing archive put together by the American Library of Congress. Over 900 posters from the depression.
This is an amazing resource for any type of historic type research relevant to the 1920s-1940s.
Here are some other great typographic animations. Lets break them down in class and see if we can identify what typefaces, and what principals of animation are at work in each.
This one is directly like what we will do.
An animated analysis of Futura
An animated typeface.
So what is a Zine?
Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
A zine (/ˈziːn/zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier.
Moscow British Higher School of Art and Design students’ course work - Typography research / Masha Minina, Dasha Bazan, Andrey Vasiliev, Sema Kirilin.
Fonts In Use shows you how various fonts are used. Super useful resource.
Search by industry, formats and typefaces.
Created in 1461 by Claude Garamont it comes through the ages and still fits the modern life of typography and design. From http://designcollector.net/garamond-450/
Guys from Coming Soon made typographic stop motion for “Toerisme Vlaanderen”.
Here is great resource for you to learn about type
http://www.typographicposters.com/ - directory of typographic and graphic posters
Independent foundry working to create a stronger Canadian typographic presence.
Here are few fonts for your poster’s credits.
Choose the one you like. I would recommend using SteelTongs – it has categories as glyphs.
Can you tell Helvetica from Arial? Cheese from font?
Test you typographic knowledge with these games.
Some people are afraid of showing their drawing to others. They think they’ll be ridiculed if their sketch looks like it was drawn by a five-year old.
In truth, it doesn’t matter if you are good at sketching. The less formal the sketch, the better. In fact, avoid the urge to use a pencil as it leaves too much room for you to ponder, erase, re-draw, second-guess…
But a permanent marker, now you’re talking. A nice big, fat Sharpie is the perfect…
A graphic guide to choosing the right font. Click on the picture to see a bigger version.
Here is a collection of type anatomy pictures for you to learn.
Click on each picture to see bigger version.
I am compiling interesting posters collections on Pinboard for you to get inspired.
Click on each picture to get to the original resource.
Also feel free to use Pinboard to create moodboards and collect interesting visuals.
But remember that you will have to print your research for the hand-in.