This typographic experiment, by the creative mind of Tien-Min Liao, that explores the relationship 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 order to 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.
I created 26 sets of these inked shapes and drew them on my hands.Each set is made to create both an upper-case and a lower-case letter, such as A and a. I also created some italic letters, hand-writing letters and some new typefaces with the same shapes. “
As a personal note, I would love to see this type in practical use, as the amount of detail of the letters got my attention. I’m a sucker for details. Check out other works of Tien-Min, as she has that creative spark that needs to be approached.
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