This is an ongoing personal project that merges my studies of Korean typography and kufic (Arabic letterforms that are arranged to produce a pattern-like image).
I chose Korean typography because of the strong ties the language has with its national history. It is so vastly different from many other languages in the way that the letters are arranged and what experiments becomes possible –or not possible– within the constraints of the conventional square grid.
With this particular piece, I broke away from the square grid that Korean letterforms are limited to (echoing the idea of Korean independence) and made a mural of Korean letters inspired by the basic concepts of kufic.
The Korean language represents the cultural independence from other nations.