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Video: Opening titles for Forces of Change, session 9 of TEDGlobal 2013

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In this video, an ever-growing ream of paper tells the story of change on our planet. Maria Nogueira, the creator of this introduction to session 9 of TEDGlobal 2013, said that “each layer can be seen as one thought — a single unit or seed in a chain of events that leads to unimaginable results.” Each new sheet of paper brings a new graphic design, and Nogueira says that paper was “the medium of choice … for being a simple material but very adaptable in terms of shape, color and texture.”

Maria Nogueira is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Berlin, and her opening title sequence introduces a set of talks from speakers ranging from a North Koran refugee, to a technology writer, to a funk band.

Agency: WE ARE Pi
Director: Maria Nogueira
Country: Portugal
URL: Hello Walnut studio —
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Photo & Editing Assistant: Eric Birnbaum