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A way out of the mirror

The design of the book was based on a children’s storybook that tells a tale through images. The main character is an exaggerated form praying mantis, understood as a self-portrait of the artist as a young man. Titled after an Allen Ginsberg poem, A Way Out of the Mirror includes over two hundred drawings deliberately printed on thin paper. The special edition of the book was packaged in a personalized Tyvek pink envelope. Tyvek was chosen for its outstanding water resistance to both complement and withstand Farmer’s sculptural waterworks that were part of the Biennale exhibition.

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Beauty of folk arts

The design presents the beauty of Chinese folk arts. This is a total of eight books, about Chinese folk technology and materials. The content includes textile arts, Papercuts, New Year pictures, embroidery, stone carving, brick carving, wood carving, silver accessories. Extracting symbolic language from classical patterns, rearranging the characters, graphics and color blocks, to interpret the major cultural heritage of China. The book design is intended to show the charm of folk art, make people pay attention to traditional culture and inherit folk arts.

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A Bird of a Different Feather

"A Bird of a Different Feather: A Picture Book" is an abridged translation of Izumi Kyoka's 1897 short story "Kecho" with illustrations by Nakagawa Gaku. In this English-language version, special attention in terms of design was paid to details of materiality like paper choice and printing method, as well as to the stylistic interplay between word and image on the page. For example, the book utilizes a paper type whose special texture is reminiscent of materials from the Meiji Period (1868-1912).

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Josef Koudelka Gypsies

Josef Kudelka, a world-renowned photographer, has held his photo exhibitions in many countries around the world. After a long wait, a gypsy-themed Kudelka exhibition was finally held in Korea, and his photo book was made. As it was the first exhibition in Korea, there was a request from the author that he wanted to make a book so that he could feel Korea. Hangeul and Hanok are Korean letters and architecture that represent Korea. Text refers to the mind and architecture means the form. Inspired by these two elements, wanted to design a way to express Korea's characteristics.

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Berlin in the Twenties

“Night Falls on the Berlin of the Roaring Twenties“ is a book about the golden age of Berlin. With hand drawn typography, the book is illustrated and designed in the style of illuminated advertising, billboards, old movies, and movie posters, and translates musical and cinematic elements into its medium.

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Analogue Photography

Filled with diagrams, examples, and illustrations, Analogue Photography is a beautifully designed portable reference tool for new and experienced photographers who are attracted by the image quality of film and the tactile joy of a finely made vintage camera. Rediscovering film photography raises some questions, and this comprehensive guide provides the answers, describing the fundamentals of photography, the essential parts and mechanics of various types of 35mm camera, through to types of film processing, all in a convenient, easy to access and digestible format.

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