Under the theme of harmony and balance, “Presence and Persistence” invites 11 teams of artists from Korea and other counties who have shown positive and creative homeostasis, including Helmo (Montreuil, France) and Miju Lee (Busan, Korea), There is also the in-house Ghost Collective (Seoul), Studio Spass (Rotterdam), Club Sans (Seoul, Reims), Bin Koh (Amsterdam), Simo Tse (Amsterdam), Dongwan Kook (Seoul), Naky Hwang (London), and TUKATA® (Incheon). Works by these artists invited from a number of cities are installed all over the exhibition venue, and Culture Station Seoul 284 connects all these different parts of the event. This part consists of leading works of Typojanchi 2021, expressing the theme “Typography and Life” in the most profound way.
Helmo was founded in 2003 by Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez. The duo works in the broader scope of the graphic design field: image production, posters, signage, editorial design… The’ve mostly been collaborating with French cultural institutions and festivals. They also have created a more autonomous expression through books, prints and exhibitions. Helmo is based in Montreuil, near Paris, France.
- Montreuil, France
It felt evident to us that the best way to make use of the six light boxes was simply to present the title words as a sign. It’s a sign where the dot over the ‘I’ might be read as an ‘O’, transforming the word LIVING into LOVING. This double reading, the interweaving of two vibrant words, lets an optimistic message beam out into the global post Covid-19 context, the tension between the geometrically coloured letters and the vigor of the superimposed hand-drawn lines embodying the joyful duality of being.
- Bin Koh Machines in the Private Domain
- Dongwan Kook Outbreak 900x, Stay at home please 900x
- The In-house Ghost Collective Make a Wish
- NAVER × NAVER Culture Foundation × AG Typography Institute Maru Buri, a Record of 4 Years
- TUKATA® The World’s Longest Name
- Studio Spass LIFESPAN
- Simo Tse (Simpson Tek Fai TSE) A Sun is Also a Star
- Helmo LIVING/LOVING
- Miju Lee Buddha’s Palm
- Club Sans JIM
- Filed Missing Images
- Naky Hwang Our Birthplace / Map of Our Birthplace / Weather the Day We Were Born / Our Birthplace Souvenir
- CAVA Life Contactless Typography Series, CAVA Life × Korean Society of Typography × Typojanchi, CAVA SELECTED