Parody artist Weird Al Yankovic is back with a new album that just hit #1 on the Billboard charts. He dropped 8 new music videos every day this past week, and two of them are right up our alley, making genius use of animated typography.
“Word Crimes” is a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and all nerds can rejoice as Weird Al vents about his misused grammar grievances. Consequence of Sound called this “one of the best lyric videos of all time.”
“Mission Statement” is a parody of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Carry On”. It’s a humorous jab at corporate doublespeak and overused buzzwords like “efficiency” and “”synergy.” The video is beautifully illustrated as the lyrics are brought to life as if being written on the white board at a company meeting. The guitar solo illustration at 2:00 is also pretty cool.