Typojanchi 2019: 6th International Typography Biennale

04 October 2019
09 October 2019


ico-D is pleased to endorse Typojanchi 2019: 6th International Typography Biennale: Typography and Objects organised by Korea Craft & Design Foundation and the Organising Committee of International Typography Biennale.

Typojanchi: International Typography Biennale is an international biennale that is held to promote the cultural value of Hangeul to the world and to provide a venue for exchange for spreading the value of Korean design culture. It is hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and supervised jointly by the Korea Craft & Design Foundation and the Organising Committee of International Typography Biennale.
Typojanchi was held for the first time in 2001 and has been held every two years since 2011. Since the 3rd Typojanchi in 2013, the art director of the event has been organising a biennale by selecting a theme, such as Literature, The City, or The Body. In 2019, the 6th Typojanchi will be held and the theme of the event is Typography and Objects.
Typojanchi 2019: Typography and Objects is about the present state of typography as it is involved in ‘type’ and ‘everything (objects)’. It is about objects typography of disassembling and assembling, letters borrowed from the shape of objects, one object and typography, objects related to typography, and the common point of objects—such as pictures, photographs, symbols, movements, and sounds and typography that circulates without beginning or end. It is held in the world’s only country where characters are ‘designed’.
Typojanchi: Typography and Objects explores the power of communication and the cultural and artistic possibilities of typography in the creation of a better design culture and consists of exhibitions, talks, and projects:
The Exhibitions consist of 6 sections: Kaleidoscopes, Polyhedrons, Clocks, Corners, Sundries, and Plants. Each section shows where typography relates to objects, and 6 curators take charge of each section.
Talks provide a space for curators and artists share their thoughts about ‘Typography and Objects’. They are to be held on three days during the exhibition—05, 09 and 19 October 2019.
Projects are about developing products for Typojanchi 2019 in conjunction with Culture Station Seoul 284. The products will be sold to the public.
14 June: Briefing session for participating artists
In August: Contract with the artists, Submission of work plan 
1 - 4 October: Installation
4 October: Opening ceremony
9 October: Special Conference celebrating the 573rd Hangeul Day 
Google, Naver, Design Press, Japan Foundation Seoul, CA Books, Doosung Paper, Jikji Soft, Whatreallymatters, Neolook


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