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

Woodblock Poster Series
Woodblock printing on paper
51 x 76 cm each
Printed by Adams of Rye

Anthony Burrill
Born in 1966, UK


Anthony Burrill is a graphic artist, printmaker and designer. He studied graphic design at Leeds Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, London. His practice encompasses a vast range of applications, from typeface and print to screen-based or three-dimensional media. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world including the Barbican in London, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Graphic Design Museum Breda, and included in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York.

Language plays an important role in Burrill’s work. His Woodblock Poster Series, for example, is based on sentences and phrases he found or overheard, blown up in scale and presence by bold woodblock poster types. Taken out of the original context, the exact meaning of each phrase is often elusive. The tone varies from vaguely inspirational (“Work Hard & Be Nice to People“) to mildly authoritative (“Think of Your Own Ideas”) and anthemic (“We Are Here & It Is Now!”), but the messages themselves are mostly plain and simple. It is Burrill’s treatment—the rich colors, expressive letterform and deeply tactile quality granted by the now largely obsolete printing technique—combined with the apparently commonplace content that elevates the mundane to something curiously distanced yet resonant.


Courtesy: the artist


Courtesy: the artist


Courtesy: the artist


Courtesy: the artist


Courtesy: the artist

Woodblock Poster Series

Installation view at Typojanchi 2013

© Typojanchi 2013