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Graphic designer, born in 1983, KR.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, US and in Seoul, KR.

Email
New business: jk@documentspress.co
Purchase, press inquiries: hi@documentspress.co

Address
Documents Press Inc.
83 Bushwick Pl. 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11206
United States

Documents
3F, 12, Jahamun-ro 38-gil
Jongno-gu, Seoul 03020
South Korea

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Education
  • PhD, Hongik University, Visual Communication Design, Seoul, KR.
  • MFA, Yale University, Graphic Design, New Haven, CT, US.
  • MFA, Hongik University, Visual Communication Design, Seoul, KR.
  • BFA, Hongik University, Communication Design, Sejong, KR.

Work
  • Graphic Designer, Documents Press Inc., Brooklyn/Seoul, US/KR, 2018–present.
  • Senior Interface Designer, Inzisoft Information Technology Research Lab, Seoul, KR, 2012–2015.
  • Publishing Director, Korean Society of Typography, Seoul, KR, 2011–2014.
  • Graphic Designer (BK Researcher), Hongik University, Seoul, KR, 2007–2011.

Solo Exhibitions
  • FW19: X, One and J. Gallery, Seoul, KR, scheduled in May 2019.
  • SS19: Office, Soshowroom, Seoul, KR, 26 October–30 November 2018.

Group Exhibitions
  • Feast, Green Hall, New Haven, US, 8–30 September 2017.
  • 100 Films 100 Posters, Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, KR, 29 April–7 May 2016.
  • Choi Jeong-ho, Gallery 16si, Paju, KR, 9 October–8 November 2015.
  • XS: Young Studio Collection, Gallery Ujeongguk, Seoul, KR, 1–31 October 2015.
  • Intersection, Sungshin Women’s University Pi Room, Seoul, KR, 27 June–4 July 2015.
  • 100 Films 100 Posters, Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, KR, 12 May–28 June 2015.
  • Exhibition 8, Pukyong National University Janbogo Hall, Busan, KR, 10–14 June 2014.
  • Exhibition 7, Kookmin University Gallery Chohyung, Seoul, KR, 14–22 December 2013.
  • Typojanchi 2013: Supertext, Seoul International Typography Biennale, Culture Station Seoul 284/Seoul Square, Seoul, KR, 30 August–11 October 2013.
  • Rising Designer: Crossover, Samwon Paper Gallery, Seoul, KR, 20 July–31 August 2013.
  • Exhibition 6, Gallery Sagakhyeong/Gallery In the Paper, Seoul, KR, 29 June–11 July 2013.
  • International Letter Art Exhibition, Hunan Normal University Art Gallery, Changsha, CN, 6–11 June 2013.
  • Experiment, Myongji University Art Gallery, Seoul, KR, 15–21 December 2012.
  • Playground of the Twenty-eight Letters, Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum, Seoul, KR, 26 October 2012–September 2013.
  • Poster Issue, More Please, Takeout Drawing, Seoul, KR, 20 March–19 May 2012.
  • Comic Typography, Art Space Seogyo, Seoul, KR, 28 September–3 October 2011.
  • Invective, Gallery In the Paper, Seoul, KR, 9–22 April 2011. Behind, Seoul Design Cluster, Seoul, KR, 3–12 August 2009.
  • Package, Gallery Mudaeruk, Seoul, KR, 25 February–22 March 2008.

Academic Research
  • “Unfamiliar, yet Familiar bogoseobogoseo”, LetterSeed 15: Ahn Sangsoo, vol. 9, no. 1, Seoul: Korean Society of Typograhpy, 30 June 2017.
  • “Technical Problems in Multilingual Typography”, LetterSeed 13: Technology and Typography, vol. 8, no. 1, Seoul: Korean Society of Typography, 30 June 2016.
  • “LetterSeed Editing and Designing”, LetterSeed 10: Jan Tschichold, vol. 6, no. 2, Seoul: Korean Society of Typography, 31 December 2014.
  • “Vertical Order in Typographic Space”, LetterSeed, vol. 5, no. 1, Seoul: Korean Society of Typography, 30 June 2013.
  • Structure of Typographic Space, PhD Thesis, Seoul: Hongik University, 29 June 2012.
  • A Study on Conceretization of Text through Sense of Space in Typography, MFA Thesis, Seoul: Hongik University, 26 December 2008.

Books and Catalogs
  • FW19: X, Brooklyn: Documents Press, scheduled in June 2019.
  • The Form of the Document, Brooklyn: Documents Prees, scheduled in June 2019.
  • SS19: Office, Brooklyn: Documents Press, scheduled in April 2019.
  • Type Tricks: Personal Guide to Type Design, Korean edition, Paju: Ahn Graphics, 20 February 2019.
  • “Before bogoseobogoseo”, LetterSeed 15: Ahn Sangsoo, vol. 9, no. 1, Seoul: Korean Society of Typograhpy, June 2017.
  • “The Form of the Archive”, AIR, Seoul: Superellipse, June 2017.
  • “Hello Tschichold, Goodbye Tschichold”, LetterSeed 10: Jan Tschichold, vol. 6, no. 2, Seoul: Korean Society of Typography, 31 December 2014.
  • 16si: Advance and Advance, Paju: Ahn Graphics, 1 November 2014. [Co-author]
  • “Order in Space”, LetterSeed 9: Ornament, vol. 6, no. 1, Seoul: Korean Society of Typography, 30 June 2014.
  • Dictionary of Typography, Paju: Ahn Graphics, 15 December 2012. [Co-author]

Featured Publications
  • Typography Seoul, Seoul: Group Y, 15 August 2015.
  • Graphic #34 XS: Young Studio Collection, Seoul: Propaganda, 31 July 2015.
  • LetterSeed 11: Multilingual Typography, vol. 7, no. 1, Seoul: Korean Society of Typography, 30 June 2015.
  • Monthly Design, no. 442, Seoul: Design House, 1 April 2015.
  • Design 360˚ Magazine: Designer’s Typeface, no. 51, Guangzhou: Sandu Publishing, June 2014.
  • Typojanchi 2013: Supertext, Paju: Ahn Graphics, 25 September 2013.
  • CA Collection #8: Typography, Seoul: Future Media, 12 July 2013.
  • Typography Seoul, 3 June 2013.
  • Autonomy and Fashion 2, Seoul: Propaganda, 1 November 2012.
  • Poster Issue, More Please, Seoul: Propaganda, 18 May 2012.
  • Article, no. 5, Seoul: Kyunghyag Art, 1 December 2011.

Lectures and Talks
  • Text Objects, University of Seoul, Seoul, KR, 18 April 2019.
  • Technical Problems in Multilingual Typography, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, KR, 25 June 2016.
  • Technical Problems in Multilingual Typography, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, KR, 25 June 2016.
  • Micro Typography, Inha University, Incheon, KR, 10 November 2015.
  • Reflection and Rebound: 2005–2015, Gallery Ujeongguk, Seoul, KR, 25 October 2015.
  • Micro Typography, Ewha Womans University Graduate School, Seoul, KR, 26 May 2015.
  • Incomplete Typography, Hanul Seminar, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, KR, 18 April 2015.
  • LetterSeed 10: Jan Tschichold, 11th Conference of the Korean Society of Typography, Kookmin University, Seoul, KR, 12 December 2014.
  • 16si: Advance and Advance, 6th Unlimited Edition, NEMO, Seoul, KR, 2 November 2014.
  • LetterSeed 8, 9th Conference of the Korean Society of Typography, Kookmin University, Seoul, KR, 14 December 2013.
  • Typography Education, 5th Conference of the Korean Society of Typography, Hansung University, Seoul, KR, 17 December 2011.
  • From Text to Typography, Hongik University, Sejong, KR, 28 November 2011.
  • From Text to Typography, Kaywon University of Art and Design, Uiwang, KR, 3 November 2011.
  • Definition of Typography, 4th Conference of the Korean Society of Typography, Myongji University, Seoul, KR, 18 June 2011.