UW–Madison’s Yeohyun Ahn and Esther Cho were invited to present their project, “Hangul Alphabet,” at the Virtual Design Education Forum 2021, taking place Nov. 11-12.
Ahn is an assistant professor in the School of Education’s Art Department, and Cho is an MFA student within the Art Department.
Taekyeom Lee, an assistant professor of graphic design at Iowa State University, is also a collaborator on the project, which was initiated in Jan. 2021 as an exhibition at the Milwaukee Institute College of Art and Design.
“Hangul Alphabet” investigates bilingual experiences between English and Korean as experiential typographic forms. It consists of multidisciplinary typography research using diverse mediums including typeface design, woodworking, generative art, and 3D printing. Each medium delivers the bilingual experiences as visual, interactive, tangible, and playable letterforms by using the typeface, Hangul alphabet.
Hangul alphabet is an English typeface designed by using Korean consonants and vowels for trans-languaging experience.
The Virtual Design Education Forum 2021 will bring together specialists from all over the world, to share their teaching experience and their similarities and differences in teaching art and design at an international level, while rediscovering the common language of visual communication and proposing creative, direct, and applicable solutions to the many challenges that affect design education today.