Martin Luther King

It seems that Juan Osborne isn’t the only artist using typography lately to create portraits. Motion graphic designer Alex Verlan of Versa Studios has one-upped Osborne, having well and truly raised the bar with this beautifully rhythmic piece that captures the spirit in the words of Martin Luther King Jnr.

Using kinetic typography, Alex has created a visual display of Luther King’s inspiring Drum Major Instinct speech. It’s nothing new to recreate a speech video using moving text, but it’s the poetic culmination of the words into a portrait of the man himself that sets this piece aside from the others. We can’t quite fathom how much work the Ukraine-based designer must have put in to this project, but the result is just brilliant.

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