Tien-Min Liao Spells it out for You in This Experiment

By: Josh Triantafilou - Published: • References: vimeo & behance.net
Tien-Min Liao has a different idea of what it means to talk with one’s hands. She has produced a typography style using only her hands and arms and some ink.

The characters are surprisingly legible, demonstrating just how expressive the human body can be. This is clearly a step above simple body language, however. From A to Z Tien-Min Liao spells it out.

She considers her work an “experiment in typography.” In particular Tien-Min Liao seeks to investigate how upper and lower class letters relate to one another visually and also how one can transition between these letters. The artist’s video reveals just how fluid the transition between upper and lower case characters can be -- if one is as visually acute as Tien-Min Liao.

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