Typojanchi 2013
Seoul International Typography Biennale

August 30–October 11
10:00 am– 7:00 pm
Closed every Monday
Free admission

Culture Station Seoul 284
1 Tongil-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-162, Korea
T. 82-2-3407-3500
F. 82-2-3407-3510


Hosted by
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Organized by
Korea Craft & Design Foundation
Korean Society of Typography


Typojanchi 2013
Administration Office
Korea Craft & Design Foundation
5F, 53 Yulgok-no, Jongno-gu
Seoul 110-240, Korea
T. 82-2-398-7945
F. 82-2-398-7999
E. typojanchi@kcdf.kr

Typojanchi 2011

Super Dictionary with Seven Words in the Air
Single-channel video
Created for screening at the Seoul Square Media Canvas

Jin Eun Young
Born in 1970, Korea

Kim Byung Jo
Born in 1983, Korea


Jin Eun Young is a poet as well as a social activist teaching Nietzsche, and a literary theorist who has provoked a debate on the politics of poetry. Her work maintains aesthetic tensions while responding to political and social issues. Armed with allegory, satire and irony, her poems demonstrate that political poetry can be beautiful, too. She studied philosophy at Ewha Womans University, and earned a Ph.D. from the graduate school. Currently she is HK research professor at the same university. Debuted in 2010, she earned a Kim Dal-jin Award in 2009 and a Modern Literature Award in 2010. She has published three collections of poems.

The designer Kim Byung Jo earned a doctorate from Hongik University for a study on the structure of typographic space. Currently he is an in-house designer at a OCR technology firm, while working on his own projects and teaching typography. He is director of publication of the Korean Society of Typography.

In this exhibition, Jin Eun Young and Kim Byung Jo present their own dictionary, attempting to translate our world and name the already named in a new way.

Super Dictionary

[∞]. Courtesy: the artist

Super Dictionary

Poem. Courtesy: the artist

Super Dictionary

Revolution. Courtesy: the artist

Super Dictionary

Monologue of Poet. Courtesy: the artist

Super Dictionary

Literature. Courtesy: the artist

Super Dictionary

Capitalism. Courtesy: the artist

Super Dictionary

Sadness. Courtesy: the artist

Super Dictionary

Spring. Courtesy: the artist

Photography by Baik Won-gi. Video streaming by Ustream

© Typojanchi 2013