Embracing Difference: Case Study of BoA in Japanese-Korean Pop Music Album Cover Design


BoA is a Korean musician who has a high reputation as an art performer in Asia, especially Japan and Korea from 2000 to 2019. She was the very first Korean entertainer that has launched the amount of a million records in Japan with her album “LISTEN TO MY HEART” in 2003. During her career, she reveals the cross-cultural possibilities of art performance, and won the“Most Influential Artist Award” and “Favorite Artist Korea”. This research is focused on the art and graphic design of BoA album cover released in Japan and Korea. Also, look into design aspects and the cultural difference of Pop Music in East Asia. Case study will be used in this article as the formation of research methodology for analysis in various design elements and emphasis on colour and visual style. According to the result of aggregation and discussion, the colour tone is mostly harmony in Japan. In contrary, the colour chosen in Korea is instead a contrast combination. It is important to indicate the diversity of intercultural design perspective when we are facing into a generation of globalization as a designer.

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Kai Hsu Sun, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Yun Lin, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACAH2020
Stream: Aesthetics

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To cite this article:
Sun K., & Lin Y. (2020) Embracing Difference: Case Study of BoA in Japanese-Korean Pop Music Album Cover Design ISSN: 2186-229X – The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2020 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-229X.2020.13
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-229X.2020.13

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