LEFT: MESS-UP MAN, 2004. The 6-foot plastic figure promotes the mess-up service that provides “Quality Mess” for people who love to clean but have nothing left to clean. TOP MIDDLE: LOST PIGEON FLYER, 2004. This flyer was distributed all over New York’s upper east side. TOP RIGHT: POETRY FOR THE LOST PIGEON, 2004. This is Kang’s visual translation of the voice messages he had received in response to his lost pigeon notice; BOTTOM: DESIGN CAMP POSTER (FRONT AND BACK), 2005. The poster was aimed to attract high school students to attend the University of Minnesota Design Institute and Target Co. Design Camp. “Extreme mouse labor but fun,” says Kang of the experience.

Figure 3a. An exhibition at a lower west side gallery operated by SVA in Manhattan. PORTFOLIO* was a 2,600 square foot, 3-year retrospective of Sahre's portfolio class at SVA. Assistant curators (and former students) included Lindsay Ballant, Jennifer Lew, Abigail Smith, Joon Mo Kang, and Brian Ponto.

Joon Mo Kang sees graphic design as a synthesis of his equal but divergent interests in art and science. Before enrolling at SVA he studied fine art and illustration and also worked as a computer technician, with the intention of becoming a scientist.

Field Guide to Emerging Design Talent 2006 (cont'd)


'Aachi & Ssipak'  2006 : 90 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
director JO Beom-Jin
actor RYU Seung-Beom, LIM Won-Hee, YU Hyeong-Yeong, SHIN Hae-Cheol

"AACHI & SSIPAK. An animated film from director Joe Bum-jin about a futuristic world powered entirely by human feces. With the government anxious to control this sole, important source of energy, they install special sensors on its citizens' anuses to monitor production, while controlling the populace by distributing addictive popsicles. This quirky feature animation has already been pre-sold to multiple countries, and MTV has licensed rights to create an animated series on the same theme and characters. This film is now reportedly completed."

Theatrical Trailer at YouTube.
Pre-order the DVD Order the R3 Korean DVD at YesAsia

Forbidden Quest 2006
Actors: Han Seok-Kyu, Lee Beom-soo and Kim Min-jeong Length: 139 min

Synopsis: Yun-seo, a world weary Korean aristocrat, and Gwang-heon, an old enemy of Yun-seo’s family, come together in the story of the Heukgokbisa, one of Korea’s most famous and lurid novels. The historical drama follows Yun-seo as, chancing upon an erotic novel, he decides to publish his own—and enlists Gwang-heon to illustrate it. When the Heukgokbisa starts circulating at court, the scandalous story takes on a life of its own.

Director’s Filmography:
An Affair (1998) - Writer
Rainbow Trout (1999) - Writer
The Foul King (2000) – Writer
Untold Scandal (2003) – Writer

Baeksang Awards—Best New Director (2006)
Vancouver International Film Festival—Invitee

The New York Korean Film Festival 2006

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