JooHee Yoon‘s illustrations are superbly crafted and designed. Her work, on first viewing, seems quite similar to other illustrators – colour and form driving character and conceptual narratives – however look closely and you’ll quickly realise that this is a designer who has a passion for process and technique.
Yoon works primarily with toray plate lithography and screen printing, a laborious techinique that requires great skill. Yoon favours lithography and here’s what she has to say about it:
I think I fell in love with this technique because it has certain similarities to screen printing but with a different, more textural look. For me, by working with both techniques, the one influences the other, and at times it can be hard to tell them apart. This past year I’ve also been experimenting with relief printing, linoleum being my choice of material.
Printing is a time consuming process and Yoon has to carefully plan each illustration. This is limiting – there is little room for error and chance. However, like all limitations, wonderful things can happen and Yoon’s illustrations are a case in point. She has managed, through print, to create wonderful illustrations made up of beautiful layered colours and tones.
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