Exposition : Made in North Korea : Everyday Graphics from the DPRK

Invite to the 55th anniversary of founding of DPRK, 2003, collection of Nicholas Bonner, image courtesy of Phaidon.

 

Exposition : Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK

The UK’s first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea

Jusqu’au 13 mai 2018

House of Illustration

2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH

 

Hundreds of original objects including food packaging, ticket stubs and stamps, together with hand-painted propaganda posters and comics, give an unprecedented insight into everyday life in the DPRK.

The exhibition displays the collection of Nicholas Bonner, the foremost expert on North Korean graphic culture, tourism and film, who has led tours to the country for 25 years.

It follows the release of his book Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life in the DPRK (Phaidon).

This collection represents common objects given beautiful status by the hand-drawn graphics from North Korea’s most creative designers. Some of the work is elaborate but the basic designs too should not be overlooked – minimalistic simplicity creating beautifully rhythmic artwork.” Nicholas Bonner

Hand-painted poster saying: ‘Let’s revolutionise the fishing industry’, 1981. Photograph: Justin Piperger/Nicholas Bonner.


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