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Variation of Alley / Typography

Variation of Alley

In Seoul, alleys are very old and they disappear while renovating the city. Even today considered as shantytowns, alleys still have cultural and social meanings. Alleys are accumulation on history and are the most naturally grown places in the city. One of the points that Korean alleys have is lettering found on the walls.Stencil is especially specialized feature found on alleys. By re-creating stencil Korean letters, we can experience Korean alley moods. The words, “Life is always walking through unfamiliar places” is true of walking through an alley town and of everyone’s life in general.


Ewha Womans University

Ewha Womans University
Seoul, South Korea

Heajeung Paik,
Ewha Womans University