The Rabbit’s Liver

Visual Language, Graphic System, Book Design

This project is a visual constructed language that is created based on the Korean folk tale The Rabbit’s Liver.

The Story

The Dragon King of the Southern Sea is suffering from a disease that can be cured only with the liver of a rabbit. The king thereupon summons all the ministers to look for the liver of a rabbit on the ground. The turtle volunteers his service to journey to a forest and return with a rabbit.

The turtle succeeds in doing this by luring the rabbit with the wonderful prospects of living in the palace. The rabbit, after discovering his danger at the palace, coaxes the King into allowing him to return to the forest by explaining that his liver was so much in demand that it finally became necessary to conceal it in a secret place and that he had, therefore, come without it.

Upon hearing this, the Dragon King of the Southern Sea grants the rabbit permission to go back to the forest with the trlt after the rabbit promises that he will return with his liver. Once in the forest, the rabbit ridicules the King's and terrapin's stupidity and is never seen again. But the rabbit is also actually quite moved by the terrapin's faithfulness to the King.


The dictionary is consist of abstract geometrical forms of morphemes, syntax, and grammar. In the visual narrative poster, the surface is treated differently on the wood so that the two spaces could be distinguished in a tone on tone manner. Also, the story is narrated in the flow of rabbit and turtle’s movement.