Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

From Movie to Typography

A few weeks ago we did a brief study of Typography in my Advanced Online Media Production class. I didn’t really get it. Yea, some fonts are more expressive, size can be expressive, space between words and lines can be expressive. But I didn’t get it. Until now.

Ever see Pulp Fiction? Do you remember what Marcellus Wallace looks like?

I sure do.

  • Joe

    Is it the text, or is it the reference to the commanding image traces of Samuel L. Jackson that carry the weight? I’ve only actually ever seen that scene of Pulp Fiction, and certainly never saw Marcellus Wallace, but all I can see in that graphic is the tone of Jackson’s voice. Is it just that visual translation of an audio impression? Or is it just that the audio traces overwhelm the visual in text? This confounds me especially, since my social memory is very visual and positional. I see the text, but I see Jackson delivering those lines. Have to try it out with something that lacks a domineering associated scene.

  • Joe

    Is it the text, or is it the reference to the commanding image traces of Samuel L. Jackson that carry the weight? I’ve only actually ever seen that scene of Pulp Fiction, and certainly never saw Marcellus Wallace, but all I can see in that graphic is the tone of Jackson’s voice. Is it just that visual translation of an audio impression? Or is it just that the audio traces overwhelm the visual in text? This confounds me especially, since my social memory is very visual and positional. I see the text, but I see Jackson delivering those lines. Have to try it out with something that lacks a domineering associated scene.

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