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The King’s Language

Illustration work for The King’s Language — “A historical, rhythmic one-act told through sound, visuals, and movement. The King’s Language paints the political turmoil inciting a Korean king’s search for the empowerment of his people. Served in English with a side of Korean, all pickled in funk.”

Among uneducated people there have been many who, having something that they wish to put into words, have been unable to express their feeling in writing. I am greatly distressed because of this, and so I have made twenty eight new letters. Let everyone practice them at their ease, and adapt them to their daily use.
– King Sejong’s Preface to Hunmin Chongum