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Survey of Korean Calligraphy, Typography, and Print

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  • Led By Lars Kim
  • Where SFPL Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Dive into the rich history of lettering, typography and print in Korea from antiquity to the present. We will begin by examining the influence of Chinese calligraphy, Buddhism and the rise of woodblock printing in early Korean print culture, followed by the invention of movable metal type and hangul (the Korean alphabet) during the Joseon dynasty. With the introduction of new print technology from the West and Japan, hangul and print media were quickly embraced by emerging political and social movements to help define notions of independence, democracy and modern identity. Finally, we will explore contemporary examples of Korean calligraphy, type and print design.

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