We had some free typefaces before but today’s special. Mobilo is the amazing collaboration between 1 type-designer and 236 animators. Each animator brought a single character to life in his/her signature style.

Animated Free Typeface

Mobilo Animated is a project by Animography to explore the balance between randomness and a systematic approach in type-design and animation. This was done using no more than 4 colors and 25 frames in a composition of 500×600 px. The result is a wide variety of styles and techniques. The color palette and letterforms tie it all together.

All letters and numbers have 3 unique variants. This enables you to avoid repetitive animation in words with repeating letters, and provides the freedom to pick and choose characters that go well together.

The After Effects file contains all the keyframes, expressions and artwork from the artists. It can be used in commercial and non-commercial projects and is available for the price of a Tweet or Facebook-post. Thanks for helping us spread the word!

Please give authors a huge thumbs up and enjoy the giveaway.

Format: AE
Size: 93 mb


  1. Hi Strange House team,

    I appreciate the article about Mobilo and my mention in it. *But* Mobilo is not my “amazing work”—as you write later: it’s by 236 Animators and one type designer and the one who deserves credit for tying it all together is Jeroen Krielaars (www.calango.nl). I only took part in it by animating the “a” you posted and I animated the regular weight which is also available.


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