Minjoo Ham: Ode to darkness
Minjoo Ham’s charming heavyweight Hangul typeface, inspired by Korean movie posters, is now available in a Latin version [EXTRACT]
While we have seen plenty of typefaces from the Western hemisphere that underwent extensions to so-called ‘non-Latin’ scripts in the past, it is refreshing to see this process reversed more recently: South Korean type designer Minjoo Ham created the heavyweight display face called Dunkel Sans, initially released only in Hangul [the alphabet of the Korean language] with the young retailer Future Fonts…
Dunkel Sans Heavy in Hangul and corresponding Latin setting.
Ferdinand P. Ulrich, typographer, type historian, lecturer, Berlin, Germany
Read the full article in Eye no. 100 vol. 25, 2020
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