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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design
The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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(Editor-in-chief), Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, Dipti Bhagat, Sarah Kettley, Sorcha O’Brien

Sorcha O’Brien teaches Design History and Theory to Product and Furniture Design students in Kingston University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, David Raizman and Anne-Marie Willis

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Clive Edwards (Editor-in-chief), Harriet Atkinson, Dipti Bhagat, Sarah Kettley, Sorcha O’Brien, David Raizman and Anne-Marie Willis (Subject editors)

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Encyclopedia Article

Disciplines:

Graphic Design

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Ahn, Sang-soo 안상수 (1952–)

DOI: 10.5040/9781472596178-BED-A027
Page Range: 26

Korean graphic designer Ahn studied Applied Art at Hongik University in Korea, where he later became professor in the School of Graphic Design. After working at the GoldStar Design Office (currently, LG Electronic Design Research Center), he mainly worked as art director for several major Korean magazines during the 1980s. Ahn established his own graphic design consultancy, Ahn Graphics Ltd. in Seoul in 1985. Strongly rooted in typography and editorial design, the company has expanded its services into branding, digital design, and publishing. Ahn’s most recognizable achievement is the development of four major Hangul (Korean alphabet) fonts, including Ahnsangsoo Font in 1985. It challenged the conventional frame of Hangul typography by removing it from its incommodious square-framed structure. By experimenting with more playful composition of the letters, Ahn achieved graphically inspiring Hangul visual effects for editorial and poster design, which have been showcased in his alternative art and culture magazine, Bogoseo-Bogoseo (Report-Report) from 1998. Ahn has established Paju Typography Institute (PaTI), an alternative typography institute in 2012. He was vice president of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) between 1997 and 2001 and chaired Oullim 2000, the ICOGRADA congress in Seoul in 2000. Ahn has received many awards including the Gutenberg Award 2007.

Reference and further reading

An, Sang-Soo. Ahn Sang-Soo [graphiste]. Paris: Pyramyd, 2005.

See also Branding; Digital Design; Editorial Design; Graphic Design; International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA); Korean Design; Typography.