Nearly every day, Detroit designer Xtian Miller makes a new poster exploring ‘kinetic typography’, a design trick that increases the expressive power of a word by making it move. “Kinetic typography is usually animated,” he explains. “But with print I use geometry and shape to imply that energy.” By squishing together, stretching out and jumbling up everyday words, Miller visually evokes the sensations that they stand for. “Vacuum” is suctioned; “Drugs” warp; “Doppler-Effekt” induces vertigo.
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