Artists, Poets and Engineers: Bridging Disciplines with Kinetic Typography

By Jonathan Aitken, George Swede and Kevin Anthony Worthington.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

New directions in applying kinetic typography to poetry will be placed in a historical context and questions considering its effect will be explored.

Keywords: kinetic typography, poetry, visual poetry, concrete poetry

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.107-112. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.676MB).

Jonathan Aitken

Jonathan Aitken's background is graphic design. He studied as an undergraduate student at York University, in Toronto, where he was granted a BFA. He then subsequently studied industrial design at the University of Alberta and attained an MVA. He owned and operated a graphic design studio, Pages Design Ltd, in Toronto for 15 years, where he was involved in designing and producing everything from corporate annual reports, web sites, identity programs and books to exhibit displays and signage. He is currently teaching graphic and web design at Ryerson University. His research/creative interests encompass the application of kinetic typography to various projects.

George Swede

Swede's latest refereed publication is "Poetic Innovation," a chapter in The International Handbook on Innovation (L.S. Shavinina, Ed.), Pergamon, 2003. His 31st collection of poetry will appear in Fall, 2006.

Kevin Anthony Worthington

With a passion to create visual effects for the masses, it was only a matter of time before my demands surpassed what modern software could afford, and so began my journey into software development.


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