Top 10 Animated Typography

Kinetic typography can be used in videos to help animations, scripts and stories come to life. Whilst very popular a couple of years ago, the trend seems to have died down slightly, but they can still be used as great examples. The key to a great animated type is to ensure the text is readable whilst maintaining smooth movements. Here are some animations which we feel are still inspiring.

Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Subterranean Homesick Blues: Bob Dylan (hand-lettering version)


Elements of Design


The Ten Commandments - motion (kinetic) typography

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

Make it Better

Childline NSPCC


1. Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger from  makes use of Starglow in After Effects and has created some smooth text transitions.

2.Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues from  has a hand made feel with beautiful hand rendered phrases. With no retouching, each card was hand created allowing the artist to get back to basics with design.

3. Alphabet by  is a short animation which shows the alphabet in motion. Very slick and smooth with great sound design.

4.Elements of Design by  has created flawless movement between scenes. A simple yet precise animation.

5.Animated Typeface Fiesta from First Image demonstrates the great animations that can be created with a moving font. Available here to purchase.

6. The ten commandments from  is a great example of clever typography and pretty impressive for their first time at After Effects.

7.Stuxnet is the stunning work from   which demonstrates both great storytelling and animation skills.

8. make It Better from   has great animation as well as clever sound design.

9. created this animation for NSPCC, which tells a story cleverly using typography. It tackles the issue in a sensitive way which would appeal to its audience.

10. Shipserv from  takes you through the benefits of trading with ShipServ using an engaging narrative and simple kinetic typography.

By: Lisa
Posted: Tue 14th Apr 2015

Tags: Motion, Animated, font, kinetic, music, Typography, words


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