07.28.12

This short film animation is AKA director David Prosser’s rumination on a trip to Seoul. He was invited by SICAF and the animation was developed using his personal sketchbook created through observing day-to-day life in the city. The story is based on the lives of 3 people who live in Seoul where they are always watched over by the mountains that lie just beyond the city.

Client: SICAF 2012
Title: Mountain
Director: Dave Prosser
Production Company: Studio AKA

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01.25.12

I am digging the nature/spiritually-infused work of Korean illustrator Egeen Koo. It’s even better to see her work utilized commercially in a public space. It’s a rare thing that genuine art squeezes it’s way through advertising.

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02.18.11

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Photographer Miru Kim wanders across cities and apocalyptic demolition sites in a voyage of naked self discovery in a highly introspective and spiritual photographic study.

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08.19.10

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Korean illustrator (now lives in NYC) Tae Querney wrote us to inform us she updated her website and portfolio with new works. She has a soft and whimsical style that maintains it’s human touch even after retouching. We like her work.

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04.30.10

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Artist and illustrator Tae Querney was born in Seoul, Korea but grew up in Seattle and is currently living in New York City. She has an interesting yet still somewhat small body of work one half featuring more contemporary art and the other illustration. I just couldn’t take my eyes off of the painting above, it’s like passing by a train wreck. You can’t look away.

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04.25.10

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Painter Kwon Kyung Yup first starts with a photograph and then works from a draft before finally finishing her oil paintings. The strength of her realistic portraits comes from the addition of symbolic elements communicating an experienced trauma and vulnerability in her subjects.

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07.27.09

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There are some stunning examples of simple layout and beautifully composed typography happening in the portfolio of Seoul, Korea-based design studio Workroom.

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12.19.08

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ZERO PER ZERO is a design duo of two graphic designers in Seoul, Republic of Korea. We are mainly specialized in the field of graphic, information design as well as illustration. We produce and sell various graphic products including City Railway System.

We like to make the world an exciting, new, and happy place with our designs, which are concentrated on graphics.”

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