Printed in North Korea Book
The Art of Everyday Life in the DPRK.
The Printed in North Korea book is a collection of prints dating from the 1950s to the twenty-first century of State approved wood and linocut prints. It offers a rare glimpse into the country and the creativity behind the propaganda.
About Printed in North Korea Book
The project’s intention was not as an ‘art book’ but rather to tell anecdotes based on the imagery.
This was made possible together with specialists Koen de Ceuster, Simon Cockerell, and James Banfill. Their aim was for the linocuts to reveal elements of the lives of the country’s workers. For example, 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.
Available on Phaidon store.