In the 21st century, where the world is changing fast with digitalization and modernization, there are still those who hold fast to Korea’s distinct style and tradition. They are the masters of this age, who have inherited and developed Korean history, culture, traditional art, and science technology which have been passed down to us from one person to another from a long time ago. Delve into the charm of Korea’s amazing traditional skills and unique culture through The Masters Series: a 6-part series containing the stories of 6 masters.
171th Part 3 Rebirth of Types, Metal-type Master Lim In-ho
With the advent of electronic typesetting machines and digital printing, metal types have disappeared overnight without a trace. Korea is a nation of people that began to use metal types 78 years earlier than Gutenberg’s invention, which is the metal type better-known to the world. We listen to the tale of our metal types from metal-type master Lim In-ho who has kept the spirit of metal types alive.