If you ever wondered what typography is watch this beautifully crafted animation.
If dictionaries were made of beautifully executed visual definitions like this.. how much more fun would it to learn new stuff!
Video, animation, motion graphics are great tools that can help make anything easier to understand and at the same time beautiful.
Good job Ryan and Boca!
Compare the beautiful typography animation to the wikipedia denfition, what’s more fun?
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning). Type design is a closely related craft, which some consider distinct and others a part of typography; most typographers do not design typefaces, and some type designers do not consider themselves typographers. In modern times, typography has been put into motion — in film, television and online broadcasts — to add emotion to mass communication.
I am not the only one that thinks visual definitions are the coolest way to explain things.
Have you tried Qwiki.com? well, you should.
Qwiki generates visual definitions on the fly.
Watch how Qwiki explains typography at http://www.qwiki.com/q/Typography
High five to visual definitions!