Handcrafting Type, Literally

Graphic designer Tien-Min Liao created Handmade Type, a “typographic experiment that explores the relationships between upper-case letters and lower-case letters, and also records the transformation between them.”

In this experiment, I drew shapes with ink on one or both of my hands, manipulating my gestures into the corresponding shape to signify an upper-case letter. Then, using the same shape on my hands, I manipulated my gesture or changed the perspective through which the shape is viewed in orderto transform the upper-case letter to a lower-case of the same letter. Removingor redrawing the darkened shape on my hands is not allowed in the experiment. The only way to make the model transform from an upper-case to a lower-case (orvice versa) is changing the gestures or the perspectives.

Click through for more animated letters and a video of the making.

H/T: Colossal.

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