Ji Lee

Published March 16, 2010 by Molly




Durr, is there anything more scintillating than the phrase “renegade graphic designer”? Usthinks not. Ji Lee, an exemplar of the term, fashions intricate, miniature interiors that he terms “parallel worlds” and—the best part!—installs them on the ceilings of homes and corporate offices. “People don’t look at the ceiling anymore,” Lee writes on his website. “It’s a dead space. So I wanted to bring a small wink to this space.”

In this week’s edition of T Magazine Ji Lee explains further. “I’m interested in exploring areas like the back of business cards and ceilings— why are they left empty?” Indeed, why?

One of Lee’s parallel worlds contains a cherry-red electric guitar, psychedelic Hendrix poster and potted plant. Another features a cozy leather club chair, Oriental rug, and newspaper folded atop an ottoman. Lee ’s project combines the innate appeal of small objects with a whimsical absurdity and the vaguely sci-fi notion of universes that coexist in secret. Please enjoy.

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One comment so far

  1. Love your blog!
    And Ji Lee is SO talented!!