Twice a year for the past ten years, Apartamento magazine has offered a look inside the world’s greatest homes. The word home, rather than house or interior design, is key with the magazine’s ethos. In showing readers the bookshelves, bedspreads and balconies of extraordinary people, the publication offers continuous mounds of helpful advice into how to live life happily, clutter and all. With back issues hard to track down by now, Apartamento fans will be pleased to hear that an anniversary tome looking back through issues has now hit the shelves.
Jae Ee’s graphic design work derives from the contemporary vernacular in a conceptual, visual and functional sense. The term vernacular refers to the language or dialect spoken by the local people of a particular region, and Jae’s work explores various forms of vernacular through his graphic design practice. From a type design project designed around the language of emojis to experiments with the free typefaces from dafont.com, Jae’s prowess as a graphic designer grows from strength to strength as he thoughtfully assesses the intricacies of differing cultural language.