Sanghon Kim

Sanghon Kim is a Korean illustrator / graphic designer who’s done work for people like AIR, Hermes, Lacoste, and Tate Modern. Having studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, Kim definitely has a ‘french-touch’ that is lavish, but restrained. His real talent lies in his versatility. He easily transitions from illustrative painting, to photo montage, to stark graphic line-work. Some of his recent work for the Institubes Record Label exhibits a cartoon sensibility similar to Lee Dongi’s paintings. He recently participated in the highly publicized ‘The Art of Music‘ show alongside other talents like So-Me, Ryan Waller, and Josh Petherick. This show that was organized by the acclaimed ILL studio exhibited young artists who mainly work in the music business. I think many will agree that Kim’s work really stands out in a group who rely heavily on graphic colors, hand-drawn type, and decorative compositions. There is not a wealth of information about this young man, so if anyone else knows more — please let me know.

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  1. I saw his name in a lyrics card of a musical duo named Royksopp. His art can be seen in their album “The Understanding” and singles from that album.

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