Introduction - 타이포잔치 국제 타이포그래피 비엔날레


Typojanchi: International Typography Biennale is an international biennale hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and supervised jointly by the Korea Craft & Design Foundation and the organization committee of international typography biennale in order to tell the world of the excellent modeling of Hangeul and its cultural value and to prepare an exchanging center for the expansion of the value of Korean design culture.

Typojanchi: International Typography Biennale has been held biannually. In odd year, the main event is held for biennale and in even year, the pre-biennale is held. In 2019, the 6th year of will be held by the participation of worldwide artists from 14 countries and 218 teams as of the year 2017. It will be the international biennale officiated by the ico-D (International Council of Design) worthy of its name.

Typojanchi: International Typography Biennale was held for the first time in 2001 at Hangaram Design & Arts Hall of Seoul Arts Center. At that time, as it was the unique international event with a theme of typography, it received a great response in Korea and overseas countries. Later, reorganizing the structural system for event, it became a regular international biennale from the year 2011 to have become the present . The shows the phases of the times with various languages and handwritings according to the planning direction and direction method by the arts director appointed at each event; and publicizes social issues to lead the global design culture. Also, the pre-biennale (Typojanch Saisai: International Typography Biennale ), through various experiments and attempts, will present a direction of the main event in the following year to increase the attention of audiences and to form a discourse for the cultural development of typography in Korea. Typojanchi: International Typography Biennale held in the country which has ‘designed’ texts uniquely in the world, will put an effort to make better design culture by continuously studying the communication power and cultural potential handwritings retain, and the artistic possibility..