Graphic Designer Goo-Ryong Kang: Finding the Lost Meaning of Letters
FINDING HIDDEN NUANCES IN THE EVERYDAY
Graphic designer Goo-Ryong Kang keeps himself busy with a variety of projects—both personal and client work—in addition to teaching, but each new project begins with letters and images. “Why am I attracted to typography? For me, it’s about making familiar letters look unfamiliar,” he says.
But Kang was not always interested in type.
“Originally, I wanted to paint,” he explains. “But I became interested in design when I was in school because of my teacher Jae-Hyeok Sung. This was when I learned that letters are not just a tool for writing, but can also be a tool of expression.”