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Korea International Art Fair 2021

Contributed by Rutherford Craze on Aug 5th, 2022. Artwork published in
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    Korea International Art Fair 2021 1
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    Kiaf, the Korea International Art Fair, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021 with a new identity designed by Seoul-based Studio fnt. From the studio’s case study:

    We tried to capture the reputation of Kiaf that has been established as Korea’s representative contemporary art platform, while incorporating its future direction of portraying a younger, and more flexible look and feel.

    The event’s branding and editorial design leans heavily on geometric patterns, along with the typeface MD Nichrome (used mostly in all-caps).

    The Kiaf logo is a modified version of the same typeface, with the K and f significantly altered. Throughout the identity, the circular uppercase letter O is used in place of the oval digit 0.

    Korea International Art Fair 2021 2
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    The geometric patterns throughout Kiaf’s identity are originally abstracted from the letters ‘Kiaf’, which can be seen on this poster from the exhibition space.
    Source: studiofnt.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    The geometric patterns throughout Kiaf’s identity are originally abstracted from the letters ‘Kiaf’, which can be seen on this poster from the exhibition space.

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    Source: studiofnt.com License: All Rights Reserved.

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