I recently stumbled across student designer Tein-Min Liao, in particular her beautiful typeface study on hands.
As the says herself, Handmade is a: “ typographic experiment that explores the relationships between upper-case letters and lower-case letters, and also records the transformation between them.”
(nb, click on the images to see the animated GIFs in action)
While enjoying her Handmade Type project, I was also taken with a Taiwan promotional design piece called Ilha Formosa.
“This promotion set includes a book, bookmark, and poster, all of which was designed to introduce Taiwan. It is not only a book with a collection of nice delicate paper-illustration, but also an infographic book,” says Tien-Min.
But particularly endearingly is her explaination of why she decided to start the project: “When I came to the United States, I noticed that many people don’t know my hometown Taiwan. Some people even cannot tell the difference between Taiwan and Thailand, just because they sound alike. As a designer, I think I should do something to promote this beautiful island.”