The Unique Beauty of Hangeul: How the Korean Alphabet is Used at Soju Man Designs

The Unique Beauty of Hangeul: How the Korean Alphabet is Used at Soju Man Designs

The Korean alphabet, also known as ‘hangeul’, is a unique writing system that was created in the 15th century during the Joseon dynasty. It was designed to be easy to learn and use, making it accessible to people of all social classes. In contrast to Chinese characters and Japanese Kanji, which were traditionally used by the elite, hangeul was intended for the general population.

Hangeul is made up of 14 consonants and 10 vowels that are combined to form syllables. These syllables can be arranged to create words and sentences. The design of the letters is based on the shapes of the human vocal organs, making it easy to understand the pronunciation of the letters. The letters are also grouped into blocks which make it easy to read and write.

You can see we have combined hangeul with letters from the Latin alphabet in the logo for Soju Man Designs. We attempted to do this in syllable blocks [like in hangeul], but eventually settled on how it would be written in the Latin alphabet. We thought it would demonstrate that this is a Western take on Korean culture, and also create a more striking visual aesthetic.

There’s a unique cultural element to our clothing - it’s a personal touch and we think it really stands out. Not only is it visually appealing, but we think it’s a talking point for both Korean speakers and those who speak English.


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