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

Echo’s Book
Offset lithography, sewn in sections, cover
10.5 x 19.7 x 2.3 cm, 367 pp
Edited by Sönke Hallmann
Berlin: Department of Reading / Maastricht: Jan van Eyck Academie

Paul Gangloff
Born in 1982, France


Paul Gangloff’s work investigates various forms and formats of publication, and how they are intertwined with broader social and cultural processes, ideas and desires. Gangloff studied graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, and worked as a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, where he conducted a research project centered on a set of punk zines he found in an archive. He has organized many projects and workshops about reading, writing and publishing, often closely collaborating with writers, artists and curators. Gangloff is currently working as a self-employed graphic designer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

Echo’s Book documents the writings and readings related to the Symposium for Readers (Berlin, December 2007). As the title implies, the book is made of two volumes echoing each other physically interconnected by a sharing cover. The reader is encouraged to read the two volumes opened side-by-side—which means, four pages—simultaneously. The rectos of the right-hand volume presents six original essays, which are reflected by discussions on the texts printed on the versos of the left-hand volume. The pages in between contain fragments of both texts—original essays and their reflections—creating another set of “echoes.”

This unusual structure suggests the way a text is echoed as discourse through the interpretations and interchanges. The design, however, does not merely illustrate the life of the texts: the practical format and the clear typography, combined with the superb production, ensure a multi-dimensional yet comfortable reading experience. Within the physical limitations of the printed book, or perhaps thanks to them, Echo’s Book successfully contains the theoretically limitless echoes of the texts.

Echo’s Book

Echo’s Book

Echo’s Book

Echo’s Book

Echo’s Book

Echo’s Book

© Typojanchi 2013