Typographic Study: Niconico

  • This was an exercise to play around with type. To give me focus, I chose to base the design around the video site Niconico. Niconico is a unique video site in that it places a heavy focus on comments. Comments are displayed on the screen in real time as a video is being watched so viewers know what others are thinking at certain points in the video. This idea is most valuable when the site hosts livestreams of concerts and interviews. Because it is these comments that make the site come alive, they should be the focus of the design. Names of popular members, bands, songs, and sayings are used in the creation of the design.