If you’ve ever been curious about Korean contemporary history but never had the motivation to read a book, here’s a video for you. Now you can learn about the basics of democracy in Korea via a simple video game style narrative. It’s amazing what you can learn in only three minutes.
This whole site is great, but these children’s book covers alone are pretty spectacular. Superb colours (probably Letterpress) and great design, evoking an era when graphic design became a recognised art form.
In all honestly, I think the only words required for this post about a sex theme park in Korea are: ‘Seriously? Yes’. But of course, I am a self-indulgent narcissist, so I’m going to bore you with a few more. Professional Creatives will tell you that a fundamental process in creative ideation is combining two (or more) existing concepts that have nothing to do with one another. Apparently, this is where the genius ideas come from: Carwash + Café = Carwash Café. Swimming + Aerobics = Water Aerobics. Cheese + Cake = Cheese Cake. You get the idea.
Bright lights, big city. No, I’m not talking about Busan, Korea, the second largest city in Korea. It’s one of those unknown gems that have an array of activities, shopping haunts as well as a great nightlife.
Korean artist Kim Joon takes body art to a whole new level using his subjects as a creative, sprawling, slightly flawed (hey, we’re only human) canvas on which to create hi vibrant, colourful, and dynamic artworks.
These sculptures by Korean artist Gwon Osang are made from hundreds of photographs of the original subjects, overlayed onto life-sized mannequins to create an effect which is both realistic and surreal at the same time.
Nineteen year-old self-taught Korean artist Minjae Lee creates the most luminous, eye-popping illustrations. They are intricate yet surprisingly accessible, the daring splashes of messily-applied colour accentuating the strong lines that characterize her portrait work in particular.
Korean architects, Mass Studies, have attacked the idea of housing typology in this project for a Seoul Commune in the year 2026. The buildings are comprised of public and private cells; technology is harnessed to make the private cells more private and the public cells more public. From your private cell, you can monitor the goings on in the public cells.