Motion Design & Typography Awesomeness for Adobe Hidden Treasures Bauhaus Dessau

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Adobe invited Melanie Stirner to take part in the Adobe Live Event in Munich from June 19th to 21st, 2018 and to work on a motion design project on the topic of the Adobe Hidden Treasures Bauhaus Dessau Special. Original typography sketches and unpublished letter fragments from the legendary Bauhaus school of design were rediscovered, completed and digitized by an international team of students, guided by renowned type designer Erik Spiekermann.

During the live stream on three days with two hours session each Melanie started to create an animated version of the uppercase letters of the recently published typeface Joschmi, which was originally designed by Joost Schmidt and now re-created by Flavia Zimbardi. At the end, all letters are to be combined to individual words.

Typography and Motion Design

The color scheme is based on the color wheel by Johannes Itten (1888–1967) and translated into a modern RGB-color-range. It can be extended by the use of blending modes.

In order to do justice to the geometric simplicity and the original concern of the designer, I have split each letter into simple basic geometric forms. The animation itself is intended to be created with typical effectors of shape layer animation.

Please find out more about Adobe Hidden Treasures Bauhaus Dessau and get the fonts here: adobehiddentreasures.com

You can watch Melanie Stirner working on the project in the replays on adobelive.com, hosted and organized by pleasant Rufus Deuchler and Can Döner/

The music for the teaser video was written and composed by super talented Lars Groeneveld, please find out more about his music on his YouTube-Channel. Thank you very much for providing.

Written by

Fabio Sasso

I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.

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