The Language of Typography
If you’ve ever had to learn a new language on the fly in a foreign country, you’ll know how disorienting, humbling, and exhilarating it can be; it has a way of making the whole world seem new again. A language teaching company called EF recently commissioned a series of videos that captures that feeling perfectly, and with the help of some excellent photography, catchy music, and a willowy model or three, they make you want to fly to Paris right now and start fumbling to order something at a boulangerie in broken French. Also, check out the excellent typography —
This one, all about Barcelona, feels more like it’s selling American Apparel clothes than a language course, but I’m won over nonetheless.
Chinese has always intimidated me, but this kind of makes me want to give it a shot.
And finally, the charming struggle of someone learning English in London. Mum and Dad can help! Just watch out for the vicious gangs of Keep Left signs.