|Project by Josh||posted 08-21-2014 04:27 PM||1494 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Some friends of mine are having their first baby in a little over a month. While they speak English, his parents speak mainly Vietnamese. I thought why not make them some blocks for both languages. English and latinized Vietnamese have a lot of overlap in the letters. So for the letters that are in both, I painted them black, letters that were only in English (just 4) are in blue, and Vietnamese letters are in red. Vietnamese is also a tonal language, so I made two blocks for the diacritic marks that can be used in combination with the vowels. I used water-based paints with Helvetica bold stencils an free-handed the extra parts on the Vietnamese letters.