Born in Chungju, Korea in 1952, Ahn Sang-Soo is a leading figure in Korean typeface development and typographic design, and he is professor of Visual Communication Design at Hongik University in Seoul. He has several books on design-related subjects to his credit and copious essays and papers. He holds a number of awards and prizes including a commendation by the Korean Language Academy for meritorious contribution to the advancement of Hangul and the Icograda Education Award. In 1983, he was selected as Designer of the Year by Design magazine. He designed several major international exhibitions, and his work has been on display in many shows the world over.