Chris Ro is a graphic designer based in Seoul, South Korea.ADearFriend is a graphic design studio.Sometimes they make.Sometimes they do work.Sometimes both.
Chris Ro is a graphic designer based in Seoul, South Korea working on projects spanning both the cultural and commercial sector. Originally educated at UC Berkeley and the Rhode Island School of Design, the thinking behind Chris’ work connects a diverse range of concepts spanning architecture, graphic design, typography, motion, photography and form making. Chris is continuously fascinated by the curious discussions and participation humans have with form. His recent research interests exist in the concept of ‘digital craftsmanship’ and in the interchange between the computer, hand and form. Chris has also been researching the concept of ‘flow’ originally coined and conceived by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. Chris is currently working on several projects exploring concepts and interpretations of ‘Korean’ space. His work has been honored by the Type Directors Club of New York, Communication Arts Typography Annual, Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, The Korean Society of Typography, Output, The Cannes Cyber Lions, The Webby Awards and The Favorite Website Awards. He was formerly a chief curator for the Typojanchi 2015 International Typography Biennale. Chris has exhibited his work around the world. Most recently at Die Neue Sammlung in Munich and the Paris Museum of Arts Decoratifs where his work is now part of both of their permanent collections. Chris’ work is also part of the permanent collection of the National Hangul Museum in Seoul. Chris currently teaches design, typography and form making at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. Chris is also a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale(AGI).
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11.2016 Illustration Festa 210.2016 Heungminjeungeum and Hangul Design9.2016 I Love Seoul8.2016 Good Hands6.2016 27th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno12.2015 Illustration Festa12.2015 Dialogue Without Boundaries11.2015 Typojanchi C( )T( )9.2015 Korea Now! Craft Design Graphisme Mode8.2015 Girida, Geurida, Saegida6.2015 Intersection, KST7.2015 Yesterday’s Planet
12.2014 Printing Studio Show12.2014 Ink Village Gathering10.2014 World Scripts Symposia 6.2014 8th KST Exhibition6.2014 Braun: Systems 14
12.2013 7th KST Exhibition12.2013 Creative Cities8.2013 LetterFirm: An Exhibition of International Expressive Typography8.2013 Typojanchi 2013: SuperText6.2013 6th KST Exhibition
12.2012 Post Text12.2012 RISD Korea11.2012 KST Exhibition11.2012 AudioLab4.2012 Veiling / Unveiling2.2012 The Messag:e
5.2011 Typeface3.2011 Typeface
10.2010 Transmission 7.2010 Mannam