Graphic designer Kelly Moonkyung Choi's typography project "Oncetype" is an art project that gives new functions to wooden printing type that has lost its original position today.
Kelly Moonkyung Choi mixes natural ingredients such as polygonum indigo, paprika, and gardenia into a soap solution to create multicolored and vibrant patterns, using improvised hand movements. Soap type, produced like casting letters one by one, evokes images of its colorful use back in the day, unlike the dull and monotonous appearance of the unused type today. Like life, soap type will disappear someday.
The artist captures the splendidness of "Oncetype" in photographs, then brings these images into the computer, applying new colors to them. Every color of the original material is replaced by a Risograph ink, and the type is recreated as prints. The prints created in this way, named "Oncesoap", may last a little longer than the "Oncetype" soap.
Kelly Moonkyung Choi
Choi is a graphic designer with an interest in the visual images obtained from the manual process. In 2015, she participated in “Typojanchi” as a curator of “Book Bricks”. She had a solo exhibition, “Gutenberg Bubble”(Factory2, 2018) and several group exhibitions such as “Art+Work”(Art Center White Block, 2018) and “Typojanchi”(Culture Station Seoul 284, 2019) She currently works and teaches at Paju Typography Institute.
by Kelly Moonkyung Choi
04. - 19. December,
Thurs. 13 - 21 hr *Soft Opening
Online Artist Talk
Sat. 15 - 16 hr
via ZOOM 936 9815 8886
Florastr. 61, 13187 Berlin
Thurs, Fri. 13 - 19 hr
Sat. 12 - 17 hr
and by appointment
*The exhibition is funded by Senatverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
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einBuch.haus plays a role in showcasing experimental books in the field of arts and design. Following the name, each event offers viewers to read and buy only one selected art book offline or online. Since the platform’s foundation on 12. Sep 2018, fourteen books have been presented in einBuch.haus.
einBuch.haus considers books as art objects which can be curated and presented in exhibition formats, providing immersive experience between people, objects and spaces.
at Bundesallee 1-12
Saturday 28 November 2020 at 09:00h
at Kopernikusstraße 14
Thursday 19 November 2020 at 00:00h
at Lindenstr. 34-35
Saturday 21 November 2020 at 11:00h