The characters symbolize Gwangju, a complex city of urban and rural towns, with an eco-friendly image and an arts culture. The character on the left is Greeny (male), and the one on the right is Cleany (female). They represent Gwangju, the city of a clean environment and of culture.
The letters G (Green) and C (Clean) from "Gwangju City" imply the image of the clean city of Gwangju. The images are combined with the symbol mark and are personified in the form of friendly kids.
The colors of the symbolic characters are the four primary colors that convey the meanings of Gwangju City's symbol mark.
The names of the characters are Greeny and Cleany, which begin with G and C, respectively, from "Gwangju City." These names make it easy for anyone to remember the characters’ names. Greeny is holding a leaf to emphasize the eco-friendly image of Gwangju, and Cleany is holding a glass of water to symbolize Gwangju City’s cleanliness.