24 December 2011

Stephen Fry on Language

Using the wonderful words of acclaimed writer, actor and all-round know it all (that is meant that in the best of ways) Stephen Fry, Matthew Rogers has created this kinetic typography animation.  

Fry expresses some of his ideas about the English language and the way that it is used today - and these might surprise you. He describes how over time he threw off the mantle of the pedant and followed some of the greats of literature, like Shakespeare and Wilde, in their (more or less, depending on your opinion) subtle approach to English.

This combines two things of which I am rather fond – kinetic typography and listening to Mr Fry wax lyrical about a particular subject. They do seem to go very well together, too!