During the day, Busan-South Korea’s second largest metropolis-is a bustling city with a huge shipping and trading industry. By night, this beautiful city comes alive in other ways. Busan is located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula, with the country’s longest river-the Nakdong River-flowing through the west, emptying out into the Korea Strait.
So you may have seen the recent hyper-lapse video of Barcelona that absolutely blew our minds. Well now we’re excited to bring you another amazing short film from the same blossoming genre. Enter Pyongyang is an unbelievable flow-motion film by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth that takes us on a soaring tour over the central city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Apparently, buying $250 dollars worth of french fries and spreading them out on a large table is frowned upon in this Korean McDonalds. But seriously, who can blame the fast food joint for kicking these pesky kids out of the store after they pulled this stunt? Annoying, and just plain unhealthy.
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.