Sun Young Oh
Currently lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany
● Work as play or work for play
● Flexible platform, happening by random event
● Making elements or tools, combining them in different way and dismantling again
● Analogic spirit on digital format
● Somewhere between art and design
● In ambiguous or poetic language
Open for inquiries and collaborations
© 2016-2019 Sun Young Oh
Year Planner 2019-20, Lecture in Progress
Flefixx: How to wear a squid, 2019
Idiosyncratic visual language system that finds and creates narrative depending on common combination of letters. It works by discretionary ligature of an open type feature.
PLASTIC BAG ARCHIVE, 2017
Categorizing about 200 plastic bags in colour and theme.
HOW ARE YOU, CITY?, 2017
Website for generating abstract city portraits by scraping data and content from Youtube, Sound Cloud, Google, and Open Weather Map.
QUESTIONS? (SPECTOR BOOKS), 2019
Type design, editorial collaboration, and interview scenography for publication containing interviews with international graphic designers.
DIALOG OF NINE ARTISTS, 2016
Nine typefaces, as portraits of artists (Anthony Caro, Bernard Frize, Erwin Wurm, Henri Matisse, Julie Mehretu, Marcel Duchamp, Rachel Whiteread, Robert Mangold, and Uta Barth).
STORY-MAKING MACHINE, 2017
Two different forms of system to make a story in non-linear and interactive way.
To present a different specimen of my typefaces on the website, I coded it with an algorithm that randomises sentences from a Name-List, Adjective-List, Verb-List, Adverb-List, and Place-List. And every time, each value is randomly selected from each array and arranged in the predetermined order: an adjective + a name + and + an adjective + a name + a verb + an adverb + in + a place.
A SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE PAINTING, 2018
Comic book — A day in the museum seen from the perspective of a painting.