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.
The In-house Ghost Collective
The In-house Ghost Collective (2021) is a design collective group consisting of Naeun Baek, Hyeonsong Lee, and Mano Han. There are many secrets behind the images of ghosts behind the bedsheet as seen in movies and cartoons. Designers working for companies hide various projects, encounters that result from them, and records that end up being abandoned without being adopted by companies in the end. Like a ghost, an unrealistic being that moves freely with a layer covered on top of reality, the In-house Ghost Collective explores the potential of images that are newly discovered or interpreted differently when restrictions are lifted from some abandoned ideas under various conditions.
- Seoul, South Korea
Make a Wish
In the myriad of thoughts and emotions between life and death, creation and extinction, end and beginning, existence and non-existence, and 0 and 1, the feeling of desire is the moment and trace of inner needs gaining form.
The In-house Ghost Collective tactfully crosses the boundaries of reality and virtuality—analog and digital worlds—and collects various wishes and desires of people that exist in the real world. Then, the group expresses them in the form of the most primitive stone tower from ancient times, and imagines the form of ever-changing desires in a futuristic language. Stones accumulated in the digital space that is free of gravity gradually grow in size as more participants scroll over the image. As soon as the stones made by the participants are piled up on the website in real time, the graphics on the monitor at the exhibition hall also change in real time, visually showing the “digital stone tower” and “virtual guest book.”
- 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