Imminent Commons: Commoning Cities

Dust jacket for Pai Hyungmin and Choi Hejung (eds.), Imminent Commons: Commoning Cities, Korean edition (Seoul: Workroom Press, 2017), published in conjunction with the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017. Offset printing, page size 170 x 240 mm. Interior designed by Workroom Press.

The two layers of contrasting graphics — the geometric letterform constructed and deconstructed by light lines, and the heavy, condensed typography underneath — jointly convey the dual undertones of the theme: on one hand, the anticipation of more open and flexible future cities; and on the other, the matter-of-fact urgency of the imminent challenges.