IMPRINT COORDINATION BY CHAD JOHNSON
Edition of 100
Letterpress printed with gold embossed and screenprinted covers
3 color; text with illustrations
Single sheet book structure with hard covers
Letterpress and screen printed on Colorplan 91 lb. Text in Bright Red, Mist and Sapphire. The landscape scene was printed on hanji (Korean handmade paper) from Jang Ji Bang paper mill in Gapyeong, Korea.
A modern interpretation of Shipjangsaeng. or the Ten symbols of Longevity. These Daoist-inspired motifs collectively depict an auspicious life in harmony with nature and are celebrated in the decorative arts by all social classes throughout Korean history. The binding is a T-cut book structure - to follow early Korean bookbinding methods and the shape of folding screens placed in traditional Korean homes, many of which feature calligraphy or landscape scenes like Shipjangsaeng.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lars Kim is a designer and letterpress printer living in San Francisco. After several years in architecture and new media, she unexpectedly stumbled upon a Heidelberg Windmill and rediscovered the tactile beauty of letterpress. Since then, she has deepened her passion for typography as well as the technical aspects of print and bookbinding, working on a wide range of commercial and private projects. She happily continues to sling pixels and ink at Logos Graphics and her freelance practice, Solsken Design.