K-POP, known as Korean Popular Music consists of an assortment of other music genres such as electronics, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, and more. K-POP has truly become a global phenomenon, thanks to its distinctive blend of addictive melodies, slick choreography, and production values, and an endless parade of attractive South Korean performers, known as ‘Idols’.

Design Concept

IDOL: Rise of KPOP is a proposed exhibition for the Honolulu of Museum of Art. IDOL plans to showcase the history and Korean culture of the K-POP industry. This project contains a save-the-date tri-fold mailer, album book invitation, detachable RSVP card, and badges for VIPs, Guests, and Staff for the event.

The exhibition chronicles KPOP’s global rise to fame and their impact on society. Exploring the world of KPOP with never before seen photos taken during Idols’ trainee years. The exhibit also showcases behind-the-scene videos, visuals, photographs, and tour memories that Idols captured themselves on their day-to-day lives including personal items on display. In addition, viewers can also get a close-up look at many of the set-pieces used in some of their iconic music videos; along with props and costumes.


The initial design began with a concert theme using pastel colors, where the save the date is in the form of a concert ticket or an event flyer. Over time, I began to experiment with the lettering and the colors that would best represent K-POP.

The invitation was inspired by K-POP music albums. Inside the albums include a photo book, lyric book, cd, photo card, postcard, acrylic standing figure doll, and a poster.