10 of the most inspiring graphic designers in South Korea today

My first visit to South Korea happened to coincide with the Seoul Design Festival in 2011. Not that I needed to seek out creativity in the city: even stepping into the airport, it was evident that this was a place that infused carefully crafted design with day-to-day living.

The country itself boasts a prolific graphic design scene, pioneered by the likes of Young Jae Cho and Ahn Sang-soo. The latter is especially noted for designing a succession of experimental letters based on older Korean typefaces that were the first to deviate from the rigidity of Hangul typography, a Korean alphabet created in the mid-15th century, and the square frame of Korean writing.

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