Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The power of good typography

This is a good example of how typography works when used properly. To demonstrate it's power I have 2 clips, both are dialogs from Pulp Fiction only the video has been replaced with text (just watch the darn clips if you don't understand my description). Yet one of these videos is made by a person who knows what he/she is doing. The other is (IMO!) a cheap rip-off. Now don't be a pussy and check the "added" dates or the comments on either of these clips. Just watch it and guess which one is made by a professional.
First:
Second:
And just for the fun it (not for the test!):

8 comments:

Annom said...

The second is the best imo.

cybrbeast said...

second one is pro fo' sho'

cybrbeast said...

third one is lol

btw where is your font, I wanna see it.

dekus said...

sketch of the font here

cybrbeast said...

cool!

wiki said...

the second one is way better.

the first movie is just an overkill of fonds and styles. Mostly reminds me to my around the corner snack bar who let his 13 year old kids make the commercial papers with all the different styles of word 2000.

Watched the movies also without sound and i must say that i can follow the first movie better then the second movie.

Btw nice fond dekus, i know its just a sketch but i like to complain. think you need to work on the connection between the straight and the curved parts. for the rest it looks nice.

Annom said...

Cool font dekus! Already found a good program to make it a real font? You also need a bold version.

And what wiki said; work on the connections when you make the real font.

dekus said...

There are some preview errors in the PDF, if you would print this the connections are normal. It's a weird PDF problem...