Logo celebrates 60 years of Korea-Israel relations
“The wining logo was created by Teresa Hyoju Chang,” the embassy said in a statement. “The logo design is inspired by traditional Korean calligraphy and contemporary work by Israeli artist Menashe Kadishman. The slanted stroke reflects the dynamic relationship between Israel and Korea. The yin-yang of the flag and the Star of David are full of energy.
“The three elements of red and blue blend together and the swirling brushstrokes are more than just elements to the logo design,” it added. “It expresses the balance and synergy between Israel and Korea, and reflects the past, present, and future shared between the two countries.”
The embassy started a logo contest in June to commemorate the 60th anniversary next year.
Chang, the winner, is a 15-year-old resident of Seoul.
Korea and Israel established diplomatic ties in 1962. The two nations signed a free trade agreement (FTA) this year, the first FTA for Israel with an Asian nation, and Korea’s first FTA with a nation in the Middle East.
As part of recent efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic together, Israel decided to support Korea with 700,000 doses of vaccines in July. In return, the Korean government said it will be returning 700,000 doses of vaccines to Israel from September to November.
BY ESTHER CHUNG [firstname.lastname@example.org]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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