Taiwanese designer/illustrator Tien-Min Liao created an amazing project titled “Handmade Type” to fluidly illustrate the relationship between uppercase and lowercase letters. She drew slick, clean shapes on her hands with black ink, and filmed her hands seamlessly transforming between each form.

The best part of the project are the drawn hands that accompany each GIF, with their simple black lines and sweet, stilted animation. From Liao’s Behance page:

I created 26 sets of these inked shapes and drew them on my hands.E ach 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.


Handmade Type from Tien-Min Liao on Vimeo.

It’s dead simple, but somehow quite meaningful for type nerds and English majors alike. [Via Visual News.]

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