The book is about Hangul, Korean alphabet. It is divided into three parts.
First part is about history of Hangul and how to read or use Hangul. I used yellow tinted uncoated paper to reflect the aged and ancient look of Hunminjeongeum, which is the original manuscript of Hangul, created by King Sejong. Second part of the book is about three Korean graphic designers. I used bright white coated paper to visually tell the reader that the time period has changed to the modern days. The last part, I put actual Hunminjeongeum. I used tanned paper and changed the images into dark red to match the colors of the book.
Throughout the book, black and dark red colors are used. Theses colors are from black ink and red stamp color from ancient Korean books. For text columns, narrow columns are used to reflect old Asian writing style, from top to bottom.
This is an interactive introductory exhibition piece for Hangul, the Korean letter. The Hangul keyboard that I created with Arduino, will be placed at the entrance of the exhibition, so the people can start out with a basic idea of Hangul, such as the beauty of the letter forms and the pronunciation of each letters.
Transmedia design, Book design, Editorial design, Poster design, and Interactive design
Programs used: InDesign, Photoshop, Porcessing, Arduino, and Soundbooth
Special Thanks to: Stephen Serrato and Michael Kontopoulos