Creative Design: Professional

Wave for Independence

  • Su Kyoung An (Central Michigan University)
  • Cassandra Wentela (Central Michigan Univesity)


The purpose of this design was to publicize an official Korean flag, which was established with symbolic meanings and remarkably used in the Korean independence movement in 1919, called the March 1st Movement. The design shows the origin and meaning of the March 1st Movement and Korea’s independence from Japanese colonial rule by inspiring the Korean flag into the design that was created. 2019 is the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Movement, and it should be a very important year to remember Korea’s independence once again (Kim, 2019). Designers began to research the Korean’s non-violent and democratic uprising during the March 1st Movement in 1919 and began ideation on how to apply the Korean flag (Figure 1) and Declaration of Korean Independence into the design to commemorate 100 years of the movement.

Keywords: Declaration of Independence, laser cutting, Uprising

How to Cite:

An, S. & Wentela, C., (2019) “Wave for Independence”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi:

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Published on
15 Dec 2019