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2023 TDC Awards - Lettering

2022 Contents of the Year

Agency Heejae Kim / New York City

Client GQ Korea


Publication / Editorial / Editorial / Catalog / Magazine - Single

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GQ Korea commissioned me to work on six pages for their Contents of the Year round up. The round up features various cultural moments ranging from Gen-Z of the Year (New Jeans, a South Korean girl group) to Word of the Year ("At Last," from the film "Decision to Leave"). For the layout, I was drawn to how Korean words can traditionally be written vertically. This inspired the idea of condensing these cultural moments into a shelf of tall and spine-like variety of illustrations and custom type treatments.

2023 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner



Young-joo Oh

Feature Editor

Eunhee Kim

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