David Blaine / Mysterious
SYMMETRY. 180° rotational symmetry. DAVID BLAINE upside down becomes MYSTERIOUS.
INSPIRATION. Created for use on David Blaine's recent DVD/Video Fearless, a compilation of three of his TV specials that is the best introduction to his work. The lettering appears printed on the DVD itself.
STORY. David Blaine is to magic as Yo-Yo Ma is to classical music or Tiger Woods is to golf a superb performer who takes a venerable art form and makes it hip again, especially for younger audiences. Davids style takes magic off the stage and onto the street, performing closeup magic for innocent bystanders accosted by an ever-present video camera. Some of the tricks are classics, but his streetwise presentation, with t-shirt and menacing eyes, makes it all new again.
Although most of this inversion works very well, I had to cheat a bit on the initial D of DAVID, which does not correspond to anything in MYSTERIOUS. On the CD I printed it in a paler color. In this animation I have the letter fade out and in as it shuttles between top and bottom.
|Copyright 2002 Scott Kim.
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