Graphic identity for Gwangju Biennale 2014. Korean title lettering and applications co-designed by Shin Shin.
The identity for the 10th Gwangju Biennale attempts to capture the provocative theme, “Burning Down the House,” in the most direct way. Inspired by the dynamic and expansive nature of fire, a typographic system with three weights and five different line-breaks was devised to allow the title to occupy as much surface area as possible in any given space. The Korean characters were freshly drawn, breaking some conventional rules, to form a cohesive whole with the Latin counterparts.