Handmade type by Tien-Min Lao

Posted by | March 14, 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments

This amazing project is a typographic experiment that explores the relationships between upper-case letters and lower-case letters, and also records the transformation between them.

Tien-Min Lao: 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. Removing or 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 (or vice versa) is changing the gestures or the perspectives.

Tien-Min Lao on Behance via thisiscolossal