Hebrew under the occupation of North Korea
This is an experimental typographic project that puts the Hebrew language under the foreign cultural influence of Amharic, Arabic and Korean languages. This was designed for a final project whereby I completed my degree (B.Des) in Visual Communication and Graphic Design at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT).
Advisor: Oded Ezer
Date July 2015
Made in HIT (Holon Institute of Technology)
What would Hebrew look like if North Korea conquered and occupied Israel?
Throughout the ages, different lands have been conquered by various empires. Often the occupying force abolishes the native language and
In 1928, Turkey officially changed their Ottoman Turkish script which was based on Arabic and Persian scripts to the Latin-based new Turkish script as part of the modernization and secularization of the Turkish government
In my project, I have chosen to examine the possibilities of what Modern Hebrew would look like today under the foreign cultural influences of Ethiopia, North Korea, and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS).
The North Korean is based on breaking up the letter and reassembling it in a different way, including connecting the letters to one another so that each word is an independent unit. If you look closely at the new letters below, you too should be able to read this new script!