Detail map of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada,Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

A: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, B: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The History of Typography in Stop-Motion Animation


On July 8, 2013 Ivan Kander of published an interview with Ben Barrett-Forrest of Forrest Media of Whitehorse, Yukon and Hamilton, Ontario, including Barrett-Forrest's stop-motion video:

"Yukon-based designer Ben Barrett-Forrest has crafted this charming stop-motion history lesson to help you get up to speed. Built with 2454 photographs, 291 letters, and 140 hours of his life, Barrett-Forrest’s animated short is a delight . As he guides us from the lowly beginnings of Guttenberg’s printing press, all the way to the computer age, it becomes apparent that the art of type is a corollary for history. Like architecture and fashion, typography is a reflection of the world in which it’s created. Barrett-Forrest explains his interest in type and the genesis of the project in an interview below."

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