Graphic designer Kelly Moonkyung Choi’s typography project “Oncetype” is an art project that gives new functions to wooden printing type that has lost its original position today.
Choi mixes natural ingredients such as polygonum indigo, paprika, and gardenia into a soap solution to create multicolored and vibrant patterns, using improvised hand movements. Soap type, produced like casting letters one by one, evokes images of its colorful use back in the day, unlike the dull and monotonous appearance of the unused type today. Like life, soap type will disappear someday.
Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020
Materials: Oil, natural colorants, sodium hydroxide and purified water
36x50x23 mm; 44 gr.
*This image is for reference purpose only. Colour may differ from the actual artwork.
*Since “Oncetype” does not contain any preservative, please avoid direct sunlight and place in a cool dry area. Recommended to enjoy viewing for about a year, then let it disappear.