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Hangul throughout K-pop music - Hantype
K-pop only started gaining an international fanbase within the past 5-7 years and it’s incredible to see so many people around the world get into the language and culture because of it. Rarely from a design perspective and mostly from a “I want to be closer to my oppa” perspective so it’s hard to notice how Hangul has been used throughout the years in Korean pop music. From the beginning, Trot, and current day music, there has been a shift in the way Hangul is used in the design scene and in turn, musicians started picking up on how to incorporate “The Perfect Alphabet” into their work. First, a little bit of history: Trot is rooted in Japanese colonialism. A lot of the styles of trot were adopted from Enka during the colonization period and eventually Koreans co-opted Trot as their own. The Japanese even banned Koreans from speaking Hangul …