The inflow and adaptation of Russian constructivism on the Korean typographic culture in the 1920s-30s

 

     The aim of this study is researching the interaction between Russian constructivist image and the East Asian typography, particularly Korean typography which has different features to western letters. For this purpose, graphic design that has appeared in medias such as newspapers, magazines and books in 1920-30s Joseon were investigated. In conclusion, Russian constructivist images in Joseon composed with traditional calligraphy and created distinctive visual culture because of the political and economic colonial condition at that time, while constructivist images in Russia and Europe were used mainly with sanserif typography that considered to have international character.