Opening Date: March 2nd, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm at ARC Gallery,Chicago,IL.
TYPE+CODE II is a collection of my visual research for typographies generated by computer codes with an emphasis of Processing developed by Casey Reas and Ben Fry. Initially it began with my MFA thesis, TYPE+CODE, at Maryland Institute College of Art, in 2007, and then, it has extended to my lifetime research project since I graduated. Through TYPE+CODE II, I am experimenting with traditional and cultural oriented calligraphy to reinterpret into modern and contemporary typography with the codes. I use letter forms,words phrases, and sentences to explore innovative typographic forms with basic visual elements. They convey diversified visual messages inspired by nature, addressing environmental issues such as Green design, healing through Arts, exploring philosophical and religious interpretation regarding life, death and love.
To implement my visual ideas, I referenced Geomerative Library and Caligraft(http://www.caligraft.com,) created by Ricard Marxer, Binary Tree Algorithm(data structure in computer science composing of parent nodes,or leaves,) L-system algorithm,simulating dimensional tree forms with fractals and the fonts, Arial, Helvetica, Stanford from http://www.jenniferdickert.com, in Processing, created by Casey Reas and Ben Fry.
For more detail information including title, year, dimension,medium, credits, please click to WORK LISTS FOR TYPE+CODEII, which will be updated by Feb 28th, 2012.
2012 Honorable Mention in the National Juried Exhibition: Digital Works,at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences,Loveladies, New Jersey, NY.
2012 Featured as Cover Artist in the International Design Magazine, idN, Hongkong, China.
2012 Interviewed by the Creator's Project, "Creating a New Species of Letters and Words:Q&A With Yeohyun Ahn," with Meghan Killeen.
2012 Featured the article,"Code-Driven Typography by Yeohyun Ahn," at Designboom.com in Milan, Italy.
2011 "WORDS&NUMBERS:National Juried exhibition," Union Street Gallery, Chicago Height, IL
2010 "WORDPLAY," New York Times Magazine Gallery, NYC, NY
2010 Featured as cover artist for Letter Arts Review magazine.
2009 "Dimension and Typography," named "Top 5 Design Show" of 2009 by Newcity Art Chicago ISpace Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Designed letters of the Annual "Year in Ideas" Issue for The New York Times Magazine
2007 Presented TYPE+CODE at AIGA Design Educators Conference 2008:Massaging Media 2: TYPE+CODE ,Boston
2007 Graphics for Graphic Design: the New Basics, by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips, published by Princeton Architectural Press
2006 Presented "the Power of Processing," at AIGA Conference 2007 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Week 1&2 Week 3 Check List for Pattern Design Project Temporary On-Line Gallery for Pattern Design Week 4 Week 5
Samples of Bezier Curve and Bezier Vertex from the book, Graphic Design: the New Basics.Temporary On-Line Gallery for Experimental Drawings by Using Bezier Curve and Bezier Vertex. Week 6 Week8 Week 9 Week10 Week10 as Microsoft Word Week12 Week14 True_Type_Font
WORKSHOP at SAIC
If you would have questions regarding my research, TYPE+CODE II, please contact me email@example.com, 703-475-6291, or you can visit the website: http://www.yeoahn.com.