Dust jacket for Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Pai Hyungmin (eds.), Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future, 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 thematic title is assembled from scattered fragments, or inversely, deconstructed to them, depending on your view of the contemporary city. The two layers of contrasting graphics — the light, geometric Korean thematic title 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.