The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake

Blake in Turkish kinetic type animation! I think Alper Yildirim really captures the mood of Blake’s poems (see the Wikipedia for the complete text). In the notes on Vimeo, he explains:

This video is done for the typography course, when i was in the post-graduate program of Hacettepe University -i am not studying there now ,thanks to god-. I tried to make a mixage of using moving typographic elements with animation. The Chimney Sweeper is a poem of William Blake, and i used its first verse.

When my mother Died, I was very young,
And my father sold me while yet my tongue,
Could scarcely cry weep weep weep weep,
So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep.


  1. Reply
    Alper Yildirim 13 February, 2011

    Ah, it is a nice coincidence that I found this page. I must admit that I am pretty much shocked to see my work here. I am glad, thank you!

  2. Reply
    Dave Bonta 13 February, 2011

    Happy to feature it, Alper. Do let me know if you make any more poetry films.

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