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Books + Zines

Jungmin explores writings, typography, forms, and illustrations within book formats,

to share story, document making process, and experiment reading experience.

2023 - Type + Authorship, TDS (Trans Disciplinary Studio) Group Project

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In Fall 23, the graphic designers and illustrators collaborated to write, design, and illustrate,

which was delivered as a physical book and reading release party.

2023 - Comes and Goes, The Graphic Novel (Pencil, Photoshop, 8.5 x 11 inch)

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The story comes from Jungmin's memory of participating in family ancestral rites (Jesa)
in Korea. The panels show the steps of preparing food indoor, heading to cemetery,
outdoor rites and how her childhood moments come alive again towards the end.

2023 - revisit, The Graphic Novel (Pen, Photoshop, 3 x 4.5 inch)

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The story comes from Jungmin's memory of participating in family ancestral rites (Jesa)
in Korea. The panels show the steps of preparing food indoor, heading to cemetery,
outdoor rites and how her childhood moments come alive again towards the end.

2023 - 9 panel diary, The Graphic Novel (Pencil, 8.5 x 11 inch)

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One day trip to Griffith Observatory was drawn within 9 panels,

from key moments of watching the film about how the galaxy has formed.

2023 - 4 panel diary for 6 days, The Graphic Novel (Pen, 3.5 x 5 inch)

Jungmin's 6 days were documented as 4 panels, such as talking with a classmate, 

going to guest visit, checking email, going to bank, eating lunch, and working as a cashier.

2023 - Roots of Water, Becoming into Water (Pen, yarns on linen, 2 x 1.5 inch)

The imagery of human transforming into water was inspired by a song 
Dream To Be Water by Lucid Fall. Linen was used to capture a fragile

and transparent texture of water, with blue inks absorbing into the surface. 

2022 - You Have Arrived At Your Destination

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The story and design elements are inspired by visiting to parents of
grandparent's cemetery in Incheon, South Korea. Jungmin depicts the half-circle shaped

grave and her interaction with pouring Soju (Korean alcohol) with her family.

2022 - The Year of 2000, 2001, and 2022

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The rectangular formats illustrate time frame of Jungmin and her mother.

Jungmin goes back to time when her age was same as her mother's age 

in Seoul, South Korea. Jungmin follows the steps from her mother's work
and moment of birth by moving to different years of time.

2022 - Biography Book about My Grandfather

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It is a biography book about my grandparents from 70s to present in South Korea.

Jungmin used found photo album as a surface, and used marker, acrylic gouache,
collage, color pencil, pen, then she scanned drawings to create copies of zines.