Fire Flower of East Asia
The first glimpse at a nation’s culture can be found in its system of writing. By showing the visual form of letters and characters, typography is a keyword encompassing linguistic as well as visual arts. In this regard, Typojanchi 2011: International Typography Biennale seeks to function as a mirror that reflects the typography of these three East Asian countries. Visitors will be able to identify the similarities and differences – the here and hereafter of three writing traditions that seem so close yet so far apart.
Lee Byung-ju, Art Director