교학상장 (Gyo-Hak-Sang-Jang)

“Grow mature through continual learning and mentorship”

Letterpress & Design / Concept Development | Spring 2018

Story behind the design..

This book is based on my personal experience. At the age of 11, I was sent to the US for further schooling. My parents had always encouraged me through this Bible verse. At first, I couldn't fully understand the meaning of this verse and my life circumstances. My relationship with my parents at the time was difficult due to growing cultural differences and miscommunications from being long distance. It was also difficult to understand my identity in general.

Over time, my relationship with my parents grew stronger, allowing us to better understand each other. Though the words itself are encouraging, there is subjectively an association to the letterpress and typeface that conveys deep meaning as well. Setting the typefaces on the bedding of the letterpress machine, allows the content to be aligned, in my opinion, perfectly. There is additionally a bookbinding component not fully expressed here as it's in digital format.

 
 
Cover Page  Type Design illustrated in Korean;  Book binding method : Japanese Binding Method

Cover Page
Type Design illustrated in Korean; Book binding method: Japanese Binding Method