As aI fool around, waste time really, on the web, I sometimes come across some pretty interesting stuff. Maybe I should say interesting, to me. Awhile back I came across a short video called Typography. At first I thought it would be a viewing of different types of fonts or, perhaps a history of typography or the importance of typography in communication.
It was none of that. Well, it did exhibit a lot of different fonts that were configured in many different ways. Art. It was combined with a poem that really doesn’t sound like a poem. Doesn’t read like a poem. Maybe it was because of the way it was read. Maybe it was because of the visuals in the background.
All I know is that what started off as a lark, just something to do while I was bouncing around turned out to touch me. The video is by Ronnie Bruce. The poem was written and spoken by the author, Taylor Mali.
It’s 2 minutes and 45 seconds and worth every bit of it.