Wednesday, February 24, 2010

oh yea!

I'm not sure what you call this as an artform, but it's beautiful.

27 comments:

Anthony said...

I watch that once a month, at least. It is my mantra. My fuel. My muse!

Kim Kasch said...

:)

I love it, ya know what I mean?

TERI REES WANG said...

Oh, Yea..

Uh-Huh.

That's right! ;P

Natalie Hatch said...

I'd never heard of this guy, but I like his style. Thanks for the link.

Ellen said...

Loved it. Thanks.

Lee Ee Leen said...

sure is lovely!

Claude Forthomme said...

It IS an artform! There's a total match between Taylor Mali's poem and the visual presentation: they are both the perfect expression of the "most aggressively inarticulate generation" to date!

I love it - thanks for drawing our attention to it!

After I stopped laughing I got a little worried. We've really lost our ability to express ourselves with "conviction". I wouldn't like to count myself among the members of this inarticulate generation. Hope I'm not! Neeh!

Anne-Marie said...

*snort*

Believe me, as a teacher, sometimes, when I am listening to one of my students give an opinion, it's like deciphering secret code. I would like to know when the word like was enshrined as a comma.

Joseph L. Selby said...

That is my FAVORITE Taylor Mali poem. Here is a link to the original performance the audio is taken from:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNIBV87wV4

Here are a couple others you may enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OonDPGwAyfQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxsOVK4syxU

Joseph L. Selby said...

That was some cool artwork. Thank you for sharing that.

Paula R said...

This is pretty cool. I love the "spoken word" and this guy did a wonderful job. He poses such a great question too, ya know? LOL! Thanks for sharing this.

Peace and love,
Paula R.

Josin L. McQuein said...

Cool! It's sort of an organic word-cloud poem.

lotusgirl said...

That is fabulous! Love it!

Lu said...

I got goosebumps. Thanks for sharing!

Scott said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you . . . that was great!

Christi Goddard said...

That was a great start to the day.

The art form is called Typography. Wildly unoriginal, I know, but there you have it. It's the art of letters and/or words.

Here's one the asssisstant might enjoy, if the link works...

http://fc09.deviantart.net/images3/i/2004/087/1/0/Typography_Snake.jpg

Lumpy Dog said...

I want to kiss that guy.

And I normally make a point of not kissing guys.

Josin L. McQuein said...

Okay, giant dork that I am, I didn't even realize there was audio track attached to that. (I keep my speakers on mute).

When I saw them mention of it being performed/recorded, I went back and listened, and I have to say that if you haven't watched it on silent -- you should.

And no, that's not an insult to the speaker (who sounds strangely like Jeff Bridges). The words speak for themselves, and their voice is stronger without the audio.

mallard said...

Great link. Thanks for posting it. I've already poached that video and sent it to my friends as though I had discovered him and his ideas were mine to begin with.

Shelley Watters said...

That was spectacular and hilarious at the same time!

Susan Adrian said...

I. LOVE. That.

Thank you!

Chantal said...

Beautiful.

Phyllis said...

That was awesome, like, ya know?

Seriously, I think this typographical animation would make for a good book trailer.

Karen Adair said...

Just excellent! Thank you for sharing.

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome! That's being used in my classroom tomorrow :)

careann said...

A visual poem, maybe? But maybe not, as all poetry is visual when viewed by the mind. Whatever it is, I like it! Thanks for sharing the link.

Carol

JES said...

If you ever decide to get out of agenting, and if you could think of some way to actually earn a living from this alternative, you could make a fortune as an impresario of YouTube videos. You've got impeccable taste for this stuff.