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The vibrant visual language of Na Kim
The South Korean graphic designer's work walks the line between design and fine art.
Hayoung Kim’s lamps draw inspiration from handheld fans
As a user moves them, much in the same way one would fold and unfold a handheld fan, the light dims.
The surreal body art of South Korean artist Dain Yoon
This artist uses her face as the canvas for unique optical illusion artworks.
Meet Albang: The versatile vacation pods of South Korea
Think pod hotel meets giant egg sculpture – only more durable and eco-friendly.
Meet the strangers in your mind with Hyde & Seek
Jimin Kim’s award-winning book of illustrations asks you to find the Mr Hyde to your Dr Jekyll.
Artist’s small studio is a canvas for her surreal worlds
JeeYoung Lee taps into her dreams and memories to create enchanting worlds in her studio.
Korean artist explores “hysteria” in mixed media paintings
Confronted with something terrifying, the characters in Yeom Ji-Hee’s work must face their fears.
Affordable, easy to set up 360-degree photography
Orangemonkie has created Foldio360, the affordable way to capture 360-degree images.
These colourful mini libraries are revitalising a forgotten corner of Seoul
ArchiWorkshop designed four mini libraries in Seoul to revitalise a forgotten corner, which was previously occupied by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
Meet Dot, the braille smart watch for the visually impaired
Created by a South Korean start-up Dot, this Braille smart watch could help unlock the digital world for visually impaired people.
Soongyu Gwon is a graphic designer from South Korea and the second digital artist of TEN, Season 2.
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