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Handmade Type / Experimental Typography

Handmade Type
Handmade Type

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

In this experiment, I created 26 sets of model and drew them on my hands. Each model is made to create both an upper-case and a lower-case letter, such as A and a. 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. Removing or redrawing the shape of the models are not allowed in the experiment.

I also created some italic letters and some new typefaces with the same models.


Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute
New York, United States


Tien-Min Liao

Tien-Min Liao
Taipei, Taiwan