Watch: Excellent 'From Paper to Screen' Animated Typography Short

November 13, 2013
Source: Vimeo

From Paper to Screen

Take a quick lesson in typography from French graphic designer Thibault de Fournas in a short titled From Paper to Screen. Created as his Graduation Project, the animated short shows "typography evolution from paper to screen," including a fun lesson in how it evolved in cinema. Of course the biggest reference is Saul Bass, who "changed everything" with the way he presented title screens. Ever since then we've been inundated with every kind of different title possible, but there are people like Woody Allen who still use the classic style-less B&W text. I've also got a soft spot for anything that uses "Clair de Lune" perfectly. Enjoy!

As described on Vimeo by de Fournas as his "Graduation Project": "Animation which shows typography evolution from paper to screen. The animation is divided in two parts. The first deals with the basic rules of typesetting. The second, is about the evolution of typography in cinema. Used mainly for Opening and Closing title." The short film was directed by French graphic designer/filmmaker Thibault de Fournas. You can find more of his videos as Parachutes, including an impressive one on the "Beauty of Mathematics" at his Vimeo Parachutes.TV or official website parachutes.tv. That was pretty damn cool, don't you think?

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DetSvenskaMysteriet on Nov 13, 2013


Good stuff. Often I think the titles are a sign of the quality of the movie, not always though.

Carpola on Nov 13, 2013


Woody Allen's consistent use of his trademark typographic titles, are a clear example of 'Substance over Style'

lattimore on Nov 13, 2013

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