Graphic design in
contemporary Korea:
an oral history project
by Zara Arshad
An incomplete,
Image caption:
1. Material collated for the ‘Graphic Design, 2005–2015, Seoul’ (exhibition), co-curated by Kim Hyungjin with Choi Sung Min.

Interview details
Narrators: LEE Kyeongsoo and KIM Hyungjin
Interviewer: Zara Arshad
Interpreter: AHN Mei
Date: Thursday 15 August 2019
Location: The designers’ studio in Seoul, South Korea
Length: approx. 2 hours, 5 minutes

A transcript of this interview has been deposited at the Archive and Research Institute of the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea. Please contact the institution for access. This interview was conducted in Korean and translated into English.

(b. 1976, Jeonju) Lee Kyeongsoo is a co-founder of Workroom/Workroom Press. He studied visual art design at Dankook University, visual design at Hongik University, and worked at Ahn Graphics.

(b. 1974, Seoul) Kim Hyungjin is a co-founder of Workroom/Workroom Press. He studied art history at Seoul National University and trained for a short while at SADI (Samsung Art and Design Institute). He also worked at Ahn Graphics, which is where he met Lee Kyeongsoo.

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