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Grace Kim's NewStar-winning work, <em>They live in a mirror</em>.

Grace Kim’s NewStar-winning work, They live in a mirror. Image: Grace Kim

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A close up of the three dimensional work.

A close up of the three dimensional work. Image: Grace Kim

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Kim's work also won the 2012 NZ Student Craft/Design Awards. Her work was exhibited at the Dowse Art Museum.

Kim’s work also won the 2012 NZ Student Craft/Design Awards. Her work was exhibited at the Dowse Art Museum. Image: Grace Kim

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Kim graduated from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design in 2011.

Kim graduated from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design in 2011. Image: Grace Kim

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Kim is now working with Auckland creative studio Alt Group.

Kim is now working with Auckland creative studio Alt Group. Image: Grace Kim

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Each element is made out of two letter forms fused together.

Each element is made out of two letter forms fused together. Image: Grace Kim

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Kim often pairs typography with a tactile sculptural approach.

Kim often pairs typography with a tactile sculptural approach. Image: Grace Kim

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Aucklander Grace Kim has won one of Australia's top design competitions.

Kim, 23, was awarded the agIdeas NewStar prize (which is part of agIdeas International Design Week) with her experimental typographical work They Live in a Mirror. She beat 30 other emerging designers short-listed for the award and won a two-week scholarship to be mentored by a leading international design master at a studio of her choice. Her work has also been exhibited in Melbourne.

“I feel very fortunate and excited to be able to choose from an incredible list of design studios based all over the world,” says Kim. “And attending agIdeas International Design Week in Melbourne was a great source of inspiration and encouragement to continue to produce personal projects.”


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