The Whimsical Photography of Cho Gi Seok

There’s something unique about Cho Gi Seok, a photographer from Seoul, South Korea. Each and every one of his photographs tells a distinctive story that plays with texture, color, and clothing. A master of digital photography, he has brought Korea’s artistic scene to global consciousness, producing works for the covers of Kinfolk and Vogue Korea, as well as working with international brands like Adidas.

With a multi-faceted approach that uses everyday objects that he finds in thrift stores, Cho has created a portfolio that is a love letter both to his generation and to the city of Seoul. Sophisticated, clean-cut, and beautifully composed, we get an intimate glimpse into how this creative sees the world around him.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/the-whimsical-photography-of-cho-gi-seok/

Futuristic and Retro, Hyundai Transforms First-Generation 1975 Pony with Electric Powertrain

Designers at Hyundai present a celebration of both the company’s heritage and future-thinking ethos with an electric transformation of its 1975 Pony.

The one-off design concept is the result of the meticulous disassembling of an original, first generation car. The team then introduced an ev powertrain along with modern headlights, taillights, and even nixie-tube instrumentation along the interior.

The work comes in time for the launch of the company’s new customer center studio in Busan, Korea where the modified car is now on display.

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The electric transformation of the original 1975 Pony was led by Hyundai‘s interior Chief Designer Hak Soo Ha, who shared its completion on his Instagram.





SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/futuristic-and-retro-hyundai-transforms-first-generation-1975-pony-with-electric-powertrain/

“Tubeland”: Artist Yi Chul Hee Ceates Amazing and Innovative Pipe Sculptures

Korean artist Yi Chul Hee makes astounding, imaginative sculptures out out of stacked layers of pipes. Carefully shaped hollow tubes are the foundation of surprising shapes and structures.

Each of his art pieces plays with light and shadow, enabling light to get inside and change its perspective. Intricately composed out to give illusion of solidity and depth, Hee’s art builds three-dimensional sculptures that seek the counterbalance between negative and positive space.

Despite of the fact that his art process is not cheap and requires lot of manual labor, Hee says he has found his calling in this specific art form and achieves great satisfaction of his sculptures due to them being both rhythmic and scientific.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/tubeland-artist-yi-chul-hee-ceates-amazing-and-innovative-pipe-sculptures/

Expressive and Stylish Female Portraits by Wonbin Lee

Wonbin Lee (이원빈) is an illustrator living and working in South Korea. In his work he mainly portrays young women in a variety of styles – from classical to anime. One thing I can say is that the portraits are very expressive and stylish.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/expressive-and-stylish-female-portraits-by-wonbin-lee/

This Korean Tattoo Artist Creates Tattoo Cover-Up Masterpieces!

South Korean tattoo artist Sigak has recently been putting an original spin on tattoo cover-ups, and people really like his art style!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/this-korean-tattoo-artist-creates-tattoo-cover-up-masterpieces/

“Sometimes Blue and Cold, Sometimes Hot and Intense”

“Sometimes blue and cold, sometimes hot and intense”, writes the mysterious photographer from South Korea on her Instagram account. Playing with light and shadows, she creates theatrical works, where still lifes and portraits intersect. A collection of most captivating stagings.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/sometimes-blue-and-cold-sometimes-hot-and-intense/

Plenty of Old Carney Magic Still Haunts This Abandoned Photogenic Amusement Park in South Korea


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There is a small abandoned theme park in Seoul, South Korea, with a quieted carousel, bleached-out images of ’80s pop icons, and “dodgem” cars that have long-since quit dodging. But unlike most amusement parks that have gone idle, this one invites the public to share in its slow crumble.

h/t: atlasobscura


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Yongma Land was built in 1980, and had a fairly solid run as a small family-oriented amusement park. By 2011 tastes had moved on, and with attendance dwindling it closed down. Despite stories of a haunting or two, the root of its demise was likely just a matter of profit, when the construction of several, much larger and better located, theme parks lured the thrill-seekers away.


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Now in the hands of an enterprising local businessman, the old Yongma Land is open again, but this time to revel in the poignant charm of its decay.


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Christian Bolz


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Max Cortesi


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/plenty-of-old-carney-magic-still-haunts-this-abandoned-photogenic-amusement-park-in-south-korea/

A Photographer Shows the Harsh Reality of Living in 43-Square-Foot Rooms in South Korea

Korea is widely known for its diverse culture, magnificent skyscrapers, delicious food, and highly developed technology. But South Korean photographer Sim Kyu-Dong shows us the other side of the coin by telling us about “Goshiwon” — a tiny, cramped, cheap housing unit where South Korea’s poorest people live. Turns out, it also serves as a home for people who end up living on the streets or who are...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/08/a-photographer-shows-the-harsh-reality-of-living-in-43-square-foot-rooms-in-south-korea/

South Korean Artist Park Pyeongjun Creates Superb Fantasy And Sci-Fi Illustrations

Pyeong Jun Park is a professional Illustrator and Digital Artist, born in South Korea but currently living in Meguro-ku, a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating in Visual Art, he has worked for several years as a Concept Artist in the movie industry, for leading post-production companies. But he is probably best known among fantasy, science-fiction and steampunk fans for his works for the...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/08/south-korean-artist-park-pyeongjun-creates-superb-fantasy-and-sci-fi-illustrations/

South Korean Football Club Accidentally Use Sex Dolls To Replace Fans In Closed Stadium

Reuters It seemed like an audience even the most hapless soccer team could have scored with. But when the mannequins cheering on FC Seoul from the otherwise empty terraces were revealed to be sex dolls, it was more like an own goal for South Korea’s most valuable soccer team. h/t: scmp Reuters The team has apologised after admitting that it unwittingly placed sex dolls in the stands of a match on...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/05/south-korean-football-club-accidentally-use-sex-dolls-to-replace-fans-in-closed-stadium/