Hyoun Youl Joe
A PIECE OF SOUND ADVICE + A SINGLE WARNING TO A DESIGN STUDENT
Be generous in experimentation and have confidence + Be honest about your work
FAVOURITE FOOD THEN
YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION THEN
YEAR OF PROJECT
STUDENT PROJECT BRIEF
A research project about Hanguel’s each-phoneme system. For the project, I designed a new font based on the typeface that Kim-Do-Bong designed as a proposal for the each-phoneme writing system.
Dankook University, Seoul (South Korea)
Professors at the college and classmates of mine
Offset print for the poster and book
Approx. 3 months as a research project
Kim-Do-Bong Bold. I designed the font and, based on that, have since proposed a new Korean typeface system.
WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?
I was totally into the Korean typography system at that time. I wrote a B.F.A. thesis entitled The Possibility of Each-Phoneme System of Hanguel. I also designed a Korean typeface – Kim-Do-Bong, which has a different typographic system. I spent a lot of time writing the research paper and designing the font.
WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT IT?
This was very time-consuming and I feel that it needs even more research to support the point I was trying to make.
Understanding Korean typography – its character, structure, system and history.
Positive: modernity, simplicity, dryness. Negative: simplicity, dryness, lack of function.
PROJECT SIMILARITIES THEN AND NOW
Formal approach of dealing with typography.