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Yehrin Tong Books Are My Bag 2019 – Limited Edition


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Yehrin Tong is a London based illustrator, born in the UK and from Korean descent. She studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins in London, where she received her BA Honors in 2002. Her work is a detailed and hypnotic exploration into mathematical, abstract patterns and typographic illusions which have encompassed ad campaigns, editorial illustrations as well as graphics for fashion prints and embroideries.Find out more about Yehrin: Twitter: @YehrinTong Instagram: @yehrin_tong

Describing her design, Tong said, “I wanted to use punctuation marks in an illustrative way; showing the beauty of the written word. I have used question marks, brackets and exclamation marks etc to create bold, floral motifs in the foreground. The pattern in the background references the curves of turning pages.
“It was a huge honour to be asked to design this year’s Books Are My Bag Limited Edition Bag. Bookshops played a huge part in me becoming an illustrator. As teenagers, my friends and I made a ritual of heading down to our local bookshop. We’d marvel at all the cool graphics on the covers and get excited about books by our favourite authors.

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This is the Tote Bag celebrating Bookshop Day 2019.