Gwangju Design Biennale 2013 - The Unification Flag

  • The Unified Flag for Two Koreas essentially starts from the belief that Taegeuk should constitute the principal part of Taegeukgi, the original Korean Flag. I thought that a comprehensive symbol for a unified nation should come before the emphasis on the wish for peace or geographical shape, and I further wanted to express the dynamism and pride of the Korean people through repetition of curves while maintaining the basic form of Taegeuk. The luminous shapes spewing from the center of yin and yang are the sun and the moon that rise and set in the land of Korea. The visual elements that conjure up the shape of a star and the design aspects like colors can be said to satisfy both South and North Korean flags.