Sex Education Hwatu Cards

This project was created for Allan Chochinov's "3-D Design" class in the SVA MFA Design program. Hwatu cards—or “flower cards”—are traditional playing cards that have been a fixture in South Korean culture for centuries. Adapted into an educational game, these new cards facilitate social relationships between mothers and daughters in order to overcome the challenge of improper sex education in South Korea. Integrating a social objective into a familiar game, the project aims to encourage women and girls of all ages to speak more openly and honestly about sex. Ultimately, the cards facilitate greater self-awareness, control over one’s body, and build intimate relationships between girls and women. The card designs incorporate my own watercolor paintings from the series, "Interior Tissue."

Typical Hwatu Card Designs

Back to Top