18 Creative Examples of Typography in Motion

WebdesignerDepot Staff By WDD Staff  |  Jul. 23, 2009

The use of typography in video allows us to reclaim the lost art of arranging typefaces in a way that would make an 18th century typesetter’s head spin.

This type of art is also known as Kinetic typography.

The text is presented in a manner intended to convey or evoke a particular idea or emotion.

In this compilation we showcase 18 creative uses of kinetic typography which include short movies made with After Effects, stop motion animation and other techniques.

If you have an example of kinetic typography that you would like to share with us, please feel free to post a link to it in the comments section.


1. Stop and Think – Talking Head


2. D-Tronics from Manny Garza


3. Citizen Cope – Let the drummer kick it


4. Graphic Design: The Forgotten Web Standard


5. Rockwell from Jordan Clarke


6. Typography On My Mind from Toke Blicher Møller


7. Habitat for Humanity by Motion Red


8. Stop Motion by Twilight Arts


9. Typography in Motion by I Love Typography


10. Pieces by Sum 41 by CrispyGFX


11. Typographie by Matcho80


12. Zoolander Typography by Linzi Bergmann


13. Women at the Well by Matthew Borrett


14. Requiem for a Dream in Typography


15. The Hush Sound – Lions Roar by Mig Reyes


16. The City is at War by Lincoln Furrow


17. Thank You for Smoking by FrontLine Pictures


18. Typography Project by Stephen Siegel

This post was written and compiled by Steven Snell and WDD. For more inspiration from typography, see Steven’s gallery site TypeInspire.

Which ones are your favorites? Do you know of other great examples of kinetic typography? Share your videos with us!