For the Traveling Types

Who says you have to speak a language to experience it? Not a single word is spoken in this breathtaking short film series, which was commissioned by the language-teaching company EF. Barcelona-based designer Albin Holmqvist crafted gorgeous type to reflect the languages of Paris, London, Beijing, and Barcelona, while filmmaker Niklas Johansson’s voyeuristic filmmaking envelops viewers in a world of uncertain adventure.

If you’re an avid traveler or typography geek, definitely check out these videos for endless enchantment.

About Annie

Thrift shopping and cupcake baking are the two main constants within Annie's life. When she's not scouring for finds of a lifetime or indulging in calorie-laden confections, Annie enjoys bicycles, dogs, fashion, long stories, and inside jokes.

9 Responses to For the Traveling Types

  1. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries 02/22/2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Cool! I guess I am very lucky as I’ll be visiting all these cities (but Beijing) in the next 6 months! :D It’s good to have friends all over the place! Oh the advantages of the gypsy life… :D

  2. Hannah (ModCloth) 02/22/2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Oh! This video makes me all nostalgic for my year abroad. It’s so purdy–thanks for sharing!

  3. Roxanne the Dainty Librarian 02/22/2011 at 8:06 pm #

    This video is brilliant! I’m in love with everything about it!

  4. Katharine Ellis Tapley 02/22/2011 at 9:00 pm #

    These were lovely and the fonts were heavenly!

  5. 02/22/2011 at 10:49 pm #

    This video is the essence of everything I envision my web presense being. I’m working diligently to put together a global shopping experience that you haven’t yet seen! If only internet shopping could help me feel as wonderful as these shorl films do! Think the possibilities…

  6. Jessica 02/23/2011 at 9:31 am #

    Love this!

  7. Brielle 02/23/2011 at 9:38 am #

    THIS IS SO GREAT!!!! What a brilliant idea! Can you find these on YouTube?

  8. Ines 02/23/2011 at 10:41 am #

    Is missing one in Lisbon! :))

  9. giulia 02/23/2011 at 11:32 am #

    so clever and funny. I’d leave right now for Paris!

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