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.


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    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! 😀 It’s good to have friends all over the place! Oh the advantages of the gypsy life… 😀

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    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!

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

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

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

    These were lovely and the fonts were heavenly!

  5. Avatar 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…

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

    Love this!

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

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

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

    Is missing one in Lisbon! :))

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

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

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