How Hangul Has Inspired Our Designs

Hangul Day is almost here — the day when Koreans commemorate and celebrate the creation of the Korean written language. This marked an important moment in the country’s history, as Hangul was created to make reading and writing more accessible to common people. Although the writing system has changed in modern times, all forms of Hangul continue to serve as inspiration to many; especially us at KORE. In honor of Hangul Day, we’ll be sharing some of our current and past designs that feature the language!

Interested in learning more about Hangul Day? Check out our blog:

Happy Hangul Day!

One of our most iconic designs is our King Sejong design, where we honored the creator of Hangul, King Sejong the Great. The design features a portrait of King Sejong as the highest suit king of spades, referencing his many achievements and contributions towards bettering the life of Korean people.

Find out more about King Sejong with our blog:

King Sejong the Great: Father of Hangul

Another design that features Hangul is our Jeju Island design, which showcases the characters 제주도 (“Jeju Island” in Korean) behind some signature motifs of Jeju culture. As the “Hawaii of Korea,” Jeju is known around the world for its beauty and rich history. 

Want to know what symbols are in the Jeju Island design? Read our blog:

Behind the Design: Jeju Island

Our KR-AM Passport design incorporates aspects of the Korean and American passports, creating one that represents the unique identity of a Korean American. This design also features the characters 대한민국, meaning “Republic of Korea.”

Want to get the in-depth explanation of the inspiration behind KR-AM Passport? Read our blog:

Behind the Design: KR-AM Passport

The same characters 대한민국 are also featured on our Korean Wave design, which honors the massive impact of the “Hallyu Wave” and the proliferation of Korean culture.

While the term aegyo (애교) did not exist when Hangul was originally created, it is one of the most recognizable Korean words. Aegyo means cute, and that thought process is what followed us when we created the punny Aegyo design in a play on words with the Eggo waffles we all knew and loved as kids.

What is your favorite Hangul-inspired KORE design? Let us know in the comments down below!

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