Friday, January 28, 2011

Why God Hates Ham

So this post is a typographic video of moving type, and clever little manipulations, based on the audio recorded of famous secular writer Christopher Hitchens, who is actually reading a passage from one of his latest books, "God Is Not Great". The whole skit is based on Hitchens' explanation on the historical aspects of how religions came to hate ham.
Throughout the skit there are little type treatments that switches lettering, uses images in place of words in specific instances, and treats keywords in different ways to convey a point. I believe the actual creator of the video is the user who uploaded it, bergcrantz. Most of the type, with a few exceptions, is Helvetica. The only downside is that it is a long video, and if you're not interested, may get boring, but the type is interesting, and the little treatments one can catch makes it worth it.

To see the video, you might want to click here.

Thanks guys, hope you enjoy, Victoria.

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