Stationary, envelope, and business cards I designed for myself utilizing a logo that contains my initials as a single K.
To demonstrate my logo's versatility, a number of promotional images were created, including a razor blade and a neon sign.
A FAMILIAR VOICE (IN A FOREIGN TONGUE)
A towering labyrinth of text that aims to distance the viewer from the comfort of the English language while searching for familiar words or letterforms. Inspired by Chinatown signage, Kufic script, barcodes, and the architecture of modern metropoles.
Exhibited at The Center for Visual Communication during the New World School of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Showcase 2015.
The piece reads vertically, from left to right, as follows:
A familiar voice in a foreign tongue
Drowning in silence, victim of culture
Betrayed by distance and time
A loss of words is a loss of self...
INCHEON! is an experimental display typeface inspired by a trip to Seoul and the curvilinear geometry of hangul, the Korean written language. The typeface was named after the Incheon International Airport by which I arrived; where east meets west. The aim was to create a condensed sans serif that seemingly compartmentalizes into digraphs, much like how Korean letters (or "jamo") fit into one another to form a single, phonetic sound. It was important to maintain the modern spirit of hangul, an alphabet that was historically designed, and the bold signage that bombarded me as I walked down the streets of Seoul.
Ten different people were asked ten personal questions regarding nostalgia, resulting in one hundred memories. All imagery sourced from found family photos.
MEMORIES OF A FUTURE PAST
ERINNERUNGEN AN EINE ZUKUNFT GEFÜHRT / 未来の思い出は渡された
A collaborative piece with artist and designer Junli Kato, Memories Of A Future Past presents scattered memories of a past where the second World War ended differently. However, rather than emphasizing the political outcome, this piece explores the overwhelming influence of German and Japanese culture on consumerism. The aim was to create a nostalgia that is at once uncanny yet familiar, due to the international prevalence of German and Japanese even today. This piece is also a personal investigation for both artists involved as it questions what our memories would have been like had we grown up fully immersed in our respective heritages. This was part of the Alternate Realities exhibition held at the New World School of the Arts Gallery.
The installation embodies a collection of nostalgic posters and graphics inspired and reconstructed from 80's and 90's memorabilia. Projected at the center of the collage is a looping video of ads and animations that reflect graphics contained on the walls, while a soundtrack reminiscent of old shopping malls in Japan and Germany plays in the background.
NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAY 2015 POSTER
A poster designed for National Portfolio Day 2015. Type was laid over and blended with illustrations of tools commonly associated with various forms of arts.
SHAPES ON TAPE
Logo lockup for Brooklyn-based musical project Shapes On Tape. Taking obvious inspiration from 80s pop and New Wave aesthetics, the logo looks the way the music sounds.