Title : ICSID 2001 - Seoul 
Stamp Serial#
Date of Issue
170 won 
The Oullim Globe;
where the entire world becomes one. 
Original Painting
Kim, Geum-jae 
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
26mm x 36mm 
Sheet Composition
4 X 5 
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, 5 colors 
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) 2001 Seoul, Congress has just begun. Having just set our foot on the new millennium - an era that promises to value man and the environment, we witness how design has expanded its role and scope in society. It surely has become an effective vehicle in overcoming the diverse problems facing mankind and creating a new and better future environment. This backdrop makes the convention extremely significant and timely.

The ICSID Congress, considered as the Olympiad of the design industry, is organized under the overarching theme of "Exploring Emerging Design Paradigm-Oullim." Those who have done their utmost to make this event happen envisioned this occasion to serve as a venue where interested designers and other design-related professionals, businesses, philosophers, sociologists, environmentalists, and futurologists from different corners of the world gather to mingle with one another and unite towards our common quest. With this occasion as a turnaround, those in the field of industrial design seek to think about and find solutions to all the problems emerging in the radically changing society and technology, and to newly define the roles and identity of designers in the new century.

Furthermore, special events and exhibitions are in order, including but not limited to the Good Design Festival 2001, the first-ever true design EXPO. The convention will also offer invaluable opportunities to each and every participant to experience firsthand future designs of the 21st century. A wide range of state-of-the-art technologies with the potential to be exploited as brand-new design tools shall be featured and exhibited.

ICSID 2001 Seoul is a genuine forum where designers and other design-related professionals get together from across the globe to create Oullim, or Great Harmony, which is the organizing theme of the convention. Mirroring the conventions focus, the Oullim Globe has been chosen as the symbol of ICSID 2001 Seoul Congress.

Reflecting a sincere wish that this convention should mark a significant milestone in achieving common prosperity and harmony of different lifestyles for all mankind, a commemorative stamp is issued symbolizing the Oullim Globe, where the entire world becomes one.