Under the theme of harmony and balance, “Presence and Persistence” invites 13 teams of artists from Korea and other counties who have shown positive and creative homeostasis, including Helmo (Montreuil) and Miju Lee (Busan). There are also the inhouse 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, and so on. They’ve mostly been collaborating with French cultural institutions and festivals. They also have created a more autonomous expression through books, prints, and exhibitions.
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.
- Digital print, light panel
- each 3000 × 1500 mm
- Miju Lee Buddha’s Palm
- Helmo LIVING/LOVING
- Studio Spass LIFESPAN
- The In-house Ghost Collective Make a Wish!
- Club Sans JIM
- Simo Tse (Simpson Tek Fai TSE) A Sun is Also a Star
- Bin Koh Machines in the Private Domain
- CAVA Life Contactless Typography Series
- Dongwan Kook Outbreak 900 ×, Stay at Home Please 900 ×
- Naky Hwang Our Birthplace
- Filed Missing Images
- NAVER × NAVER Culture Foundation × AG Typography Institute Maru Buri, a Record of 4 Years
- TUKATA® The World’s Longest Name