Printed in North Korea

The Art of Everyday Life in the DPRK

Printed in North Korea is a collection of prints dating from the 1950s to the twenty-first century of State approved wood and linocut prints offering a rare glimpse into the country and the creativity behind the propaganda.

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Printed in North Korea
Phaidon
2019

Printed in North Korea Book Sample

About the Book

The project’s intention was not as an ‘art book’ but rather to tell anecdotes based on the imagery. Together with specialists Koen de Ceuster, Simon Cockerell and James Banfill the linocuts reveal elements of the lives of the country’s train conductors, steelworkers, weavers, farmers, scientists, and fishermen. The prints are an unparalleled testament to the talent of North Korea’s artists and the unique social, cultural, and political conditions in which they work.

Printed in North Korea Book Sample

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