Language Barrier

2017 DEBUT Language Barrier
Book Author(s) Hannah K. Lee
Publisher Koyama Press
Book List Price $20.00
All-Ages Appropriate No
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Collecting zines and comics filled with gorgeous illustration and artful design that attempt to translate modern life.

The real meaning behind emojis, the subtext of sexts, the financial cryptography of flats and pumps, and more are revealed in this witty and wonderfully drawn collection. Hannah K. Lee melds elegant typography, beautiful illustration and trenchant text to make an acerbic art book.

Hannah K. Lee was born to Korean immigrants and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, CA. She received a BFA in illustration at Parsons School of Design. Now in Brooklyn, she works as a commercial illustrator, letterer, and designer and is a regular self-publisher of zines and art books, which contain personal work and experiments in letterforms and production.