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April 22, 2004 8:37 AM   Subscribe

The alphabet like you've never seen it (quicktime movie).
posted by Robot Johnny (23 comments total)

 
quite a large quicktime, on a lumbering, barely head-above-water server. i'm on a hot shit cable link, going on 4 minutes now with no movie yet. content review pending :-)
posted by quonsar at 8:55 AM on April 22, 2004


5.0 MB - Could've used a warning. (4.6 so far)
posted by quasistoic at 8:59 AM on April 22, 2004


Will you lot get off so I can download it???
posted by carter at 9:02 AM on April 22, 2004


Would that have seemed nearly as elegant if set to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody...or Welcome to the Jungle?
posted by quasistoic at 9:03 AM on April 22, 2004


very nice, only 5 megs actually, but good luck viewing it. 14 minutes to cough it up here.
posted by quonsar at 9:06 AM on April 22, 2004


Kind of a cool combination of Yugop's Blackribbon piece and something by John Maeda. Very nice. Considering the domain though, I would have thought the letters would look like this.
posted by gwint at 9:08 AM on April 22, 2004


Well, the server crapped out before I could download it all... I only got up to "N". Someone please tell me how it ends.
posted by funkbrain at 9:32 AM on April 22, 2004


I mirrored it here.
posted by mathowie at 10:03 AM on April 22, 2004


"the alphabet like you've never seen it"

you're not kidding! at these speeds, I'll still never see it.
posted by Fofer at 10:03 AM on April 22, 2004


Funkbrain, I'll tell you how it ends.

**SPOILER WARNING**

Z.
posted by Robot Johnny at 10:13 AM on April 22, 2004


More alphabet fun since the other link seems to on overload...

Though this link is far less elegant.
posted by Robot Johnny at 10:17 AM on April 22, 2004


Thanks for the mirror, Matt.

For some reason this video reminded me of that guy who drew a presentation with sand... though for the life of me I can't find the link.
posted by dobbs at 11:18 AM on April 22, 2004


Sand Animation (Windows Media Link)
posted by bitdamaged at 11:26 AM on April 22, 2004


Lovely. I'll forward this to the aficionados at Typophile.
posted by Down10 at 11:54 AM on April 22, 2004


Bitdamaged link is well worth it, the letter animation is clearly not.

I was hoping that "as I've never seen ir" would involve some sort of brilliant conceptuatlization or, at the very least, naked women.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:38 PM on April 22, 2004


Boring.
posted by adamms222 at 1:52 PM on April 22, 2004


There was an amazing font-based illustration that came out a few years ago that I can't track down. It was like a flyover simulation of Manhattan, but everything was done in type (thousands of huge skyscrapers were built with the letters "BUILDING").

Ring any bells? It was freaking amazing. I think it was a part of a subscription art DVD thing.
posted by mathowie at 2:12 PM on April 22, 2004


I like 't' best.
Most videos can be improved by Bach, why?
posted by of strange foe at 2:40 PM on April 22, 2004


m/n did it for me. Nice link.
posted by rafter at 2:41 PM on April 22, 2004


Add in children screaming out the names of each letter, and this reminds me of many many hours of Sesame Street.
posted by jozxyqk at 2:48 PM on April 22, 2004


Old-but-gold font fun: Peter Cho's Letterscapes - interactive work in Java, and winner of Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards 2002, Interactive Design Prize.
posted by shortfuse at 5:40 PM on April 22, 2004


abc
mr. abc
posted by quonsar at 11:23 PM on April 22, 2004


mathowie: you may be thinking of the music video for Alex Gopher's The Child.
posted by Down10 at 1:25 AM on April 23, 2004


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