Platform Seoul 2008: Catalogue

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Kim Sunjung, ed., Platform Seoul 2008, exhibition catalogue, Samuso, 2009. Offset printing, paperback binding, page size 205 x 280 mm, 304 pp. Printed and bound by Munsung.

Exhibited in Koea Now! Craft, Design, Fashion and Graphic Design in Korea, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, 19 September 2015–3 January 2016. Included in the collection of Musée des Arts décoratifs.

Platform was an annual art exhibition shown at venues dispersed around Seoul. The sign-like title treatment suggests a sense of wandering in the city. Platform 2008 was focused on performances and theatricality, and the theme — “I have nothing to say and I am saying it” — was borrowed from John Cage. We directly scanned the source of the quotation from Cage’s book Silence (1961) and incorporated it into the the graphic identity, with the quoted sentence highlighted by an underline. Further graphic elements were introduced in the catalogue, to suggest the idea of stage direction.

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