Fragments: Reconstructing History and Memory in East Asia

DesignerDaeki Shim & Hyojun Shim
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This poster was created to promote a new media art performance titled “Fragments: Reconstructing History and Memory in East Asia.” New media artists, jazz musicians, and actors participate in this performance that talks about a historical event involving a ship that was sunk with 3.3 tons of copper-nickel coins in an East Asian coast during the Second World War. Elly Cho, a artist and director of this show, reconstructed the story into a fictional new media performance. We used two elements of the performance in creating this poster. First, we used elliptical shapes to visualize coins sinking with the ship. The second motif is the Korean translation of the title “Fragments: Reconstructing History and Memory in East Asia,” which was used as the main typography. Main typography visually expressed an image of objects being pulled over the water surface, which is implied by the phrase “Reconstructing History and Memory.”

About Designer

Daeki Shim & Hyojun Shim are graphic designers and co-founders of DAEKI & JUN Design Studio in Seoul. Along with running their studio, they have been teaching at several universities in South Korea. They have won and selected about 80 international awards in design competitions, such as the Red Dot Award, Graphis Annual 2017, the Society of Typographic Arts 100 Competition and Tokyo TDC Awards, and their works have been exhibited, among others, at the Central House of Artists in Russia, Die Neue Sammlung in Germany, Cube Design Museum in the Netherlands and the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Japan.

Awards and Prize

2018 - Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee (Young Star of Graphic Design) 2018 - The Tokyo Type Directors Club (1 Selection) 2017 - The IDA International Design Awards (2 Bronze) 2017 - The IDA International Design Awards (1 Silver) 2017 - Red Dot Awards (1 Grand Prix) 2017 - Red Dot Awards (2 Winner) 2017 - STA 100 (1 Judge's Choice - Best 100) 2017 - Tokyo TDC (Two Selection) 2017 - Graphis Design Annual 2018 (1 Gold) 2017 - Graphis Design Annual 2018 (2 Silver) 2017 - Graphis Poster Annual 2018 (1 Gold) 2017 - Graphis Poster Annual 2018 (3 Silver) 2017 - Graphis Logo Design (1 Gold) 2017 - Graphis Logo Design (1 Silver) 2017 - The Tokyo Type Directors Club (1 Selection) 2016 - Korean Society of Typography (1 Grand Prix) 2016 - Good Design Award (4 Winner) 2016 - 46th Creativity International Awards (2 Gold) 2016 - 46th Creativity International Awards (2 Silver) 2016 - 46th Creativity International Awards (1 Bronze) 2016 - Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee (2 Selection) 2016 - 8th International Triennial of Stage Poster Sofia (1 Selection) 2016 - STA 100 (2 Selection - Best 100) 2016 - A’Design Awards (3 Bronze) 2016 - A’Design Awards (1 Winner) 2016 - Communication Arts (1 Winner) 2016 - Applied Arts Design Awards (1 Winner) 2016 - HOW International Design Awards (1 Winner) 2016 - HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards (1 Winner - Outstanding Achievements) 2016 - Graphis Poster Annual 2017 (2 Gold) 2016 - Graphis Poster Annual 2017 (2 Silver) 2016 - Graphis Design Annual 2017 (1 Platinum) 2016 - Graphis Design Annual 2017 (2 Gold) 2016 - Graphis Design Annual 2017 (2 Silver) 2015 - Korean Society of Typography (1 Grand Prix) etc.