MADE IN NORTH KOREA: GRAPHICS FROM EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE DPRK
BY NICHOLAS BONNER
The Serengeti, the Seychelles or Seville, yes. But North Korea? It might be the last place on earth you would expect to be the subject of a sumptuous coffee-table book, but to ignore this publication would be to miss out on a fascinating visual insight into the most impenetrable country on earth. In Made in North Korea, Nicholas Bonner uncovers the surprisingly beautiful graphic culture of the DPRK, from packaging and hotel brochures to luggage tags and tickets for the world-famous Mass Games. From his base in Beijing, Bonner has been running tours into North Korea for over 20 years, and along the way he has amassed an extraordinary collection of everyday memorabilia that offers a rare glimpse into the ordinary lives of people living under complete state control.