The Universal Declaration of Human Rights animated video


Exactly 60 years ago, on December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To celebrate this 60th anniversary The Human Rights Action Center commissioned graphic and motion designer Seth Brau to produce an animation for promotional use and activism. Using only Helvetica with stylised illustrations,  the designer has  created a short film that is both elegant and experimental in scale, and in its use of type and symbolism.

I must say, I am not a huge Helvetica fan. But the designer has done a great job with this video… the best part that ‘words’ do all the talking – in a powerful manner.

for more information… here’s a very nice post by Tim Yu on cool hunting explaining the background of the project.

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