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Taekyeom Lee, 2014 MFA Graphic Design will be on campus from Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29, 2017 to build a ceramic 3D printer. 

Taekyeom Lee, 2014 MFA Graphic Design will be on campus at the Link Gallery, School of Art + Design, 408 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign from Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29, 2017 to build a ceramic 3D printer. 

He will give a public lecture on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Room 315 Art + Design with a reception immediately following in the Link Gallery.

Taekyeom Lee will also host a workshop on Friday, September 29, 2017, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., meeting in Room 229 Art + Design.

Taekyeom is an interdisciplinary artist although he prefers to introduce himself as a designer using artist’s material and artistic sensibility. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He received an MFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has made three-dimensional type as a series of typographic explorations to strive challenge and seek a new way to create tangible type in three-dimensional space. As a part of research, he built a self-build 3D printer and designed his own paste extruders to produce intricate 3D ceramic type and objects. His research has drawn interest nationally and internationally. His interests in graphic design are not solely focused on unconventional typography but also explore a diverse area of interests and experience like: artist book, ceramics, web design, lettering, CAD design, digital fabrication, emerging technologies, and art/design pedagogy.

See the event flyer here.