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  • Seoul Releases Seven Upcycled Merchandise Using Printing Technology of Sewoon Plaza through Crowdfunding

  • Urban Planning News SMG 1658

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has conducted its Print Ground project as part of the vitalization of Sewoon Plaza’s printing industry combining designers’ ideas and local printing technology. Print Ground is a project to create and exhibit prototypes that induces the influx of young designers/creators and promotes Sewoon Plaza’s printing industry. The seven prototypes that have been manufactured under the theme of “upcycling” will be commercialized through crowdfunding.

    This project was pursued to graft printing industry in Sewoon Plaza based on the city’s experience of “Sewoon Made,” a project that has been carried out to support making prototypes associated with the urban manufacturing industry.
    ※ Sewoon Made: A project since 2018 through which the SMG supports the association and cooperation between manufacturing industries of Sewoon Plaza, such as machinery, electrical and electronics, and startups established by young people

    The seven prototypes under the theme of upcycling, including an eco-friendly board game, neck string and double-sided box, are lined up for crowdfunding. Citizens can look into each product via the crowdfunding platforms Tumblbug and Wadiz (https://tumblbug.com; https://wadiz.kr) starting on Mon, Jun. 28.
    ※ Crowdfunding: Raising small amounts of money from a large number of people; if more than certain amount of money is raised, the prototype can be commercialized and begin to be sold.

    For those citizens who want to see and experience the prototypes, 10 cafes located in the alleys where the printing stores are clustered will exhibit the prototypes during the funding period, starting on Mon, Jul. 5. Citizens can participate in the investment through the QR code that will be placed on each location.

    ※ Photos and details of prototypes

    Photo and details
    Name
    (Creator)
    Photo and details
    Games at Home.zip
    (Jo Ye-jin)
    A book containing 67 games you can safely play using paper or on the floor A book containing 67 games you can safely play using paper or on the floor
    A book containing 67 games you can safely play using paper or on the floor
    POF
    (CEO Lee’s Company)
    Origami of 9 types of 3 levels Origami of 9 types of 3 levels
    Origami of 9 types of 3 levels
    ReverBox
    (Jigunem)
    A box that can be reused after being reversed A box that can be reused after being reversed
    A box that can be reused after being reversed
    Re-net Bag using Neck String
    (Jarasum Jazz Festival)
    DIY festival souvenir kit (using the neck string) and Re-cord key rings DIY festival souvenir kit (using the neck string) and Re-cord key rings
    DIY festival souvenir kit (using the neck string) and Re-cord key rings
    Photo and Explanation
    Name
    (Creator)
    Photo and Explanation
    A Tree of Coffee
    (Kim Na-hyeon)
    A fun flowerpot made with a recycled disposable paper cup A fun flowerpot made with a recycled disposable paper cup
    A fun flowerpot made with a recycled disposable paper cup
    Coloring Book
    (Isaac)
    A 3D layer coloring book (for small children / for decoration) A 3D layer coloring book (for small children / for decoration)
    A 3D layer coloring book (for small children / for decoration)
    Evolution Board Game
    (Choi Gyeong-un)
    Collection-type card board game (Themes: endangered species, natural monuments) Collection-type card board game (Themes: endangered species, natural monuments)
    Collection-type card board game (Themes: endangered species, natural monuments)

    ※ Cafes exhibiting the prototypes

    Cafes exhibiting the prototypes
    No. Name Address No. Name Address
    1 Evin’s Coffee Story 35, 42-gil, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu 6 Tom & Mary 12-3, 27-gil, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu
    2 Ttalkkakbari 1F, 18-9, Seoae-ro, Jung-gu 7 Moon Cafe 1F, 235, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu
    3 On The Plan Coffee Lab 1F, 202, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu 8 Gongjungdosi #301, 28, Chungmu-ro 2-gil Jung-gu
    4 Cafe Orange 32, 36-gil, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu 9 Seomgwang 5F, 38, Changgyeonggung-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu
    5 Bliss Garden 16, Pildong-ro, Jung-gu 10 Double Tone 26, Changgyeonggung-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu