MADE IN NORTH KOREA: GRAPH­ICS FROM EV­ERY­DAY LIFE IN THE DPRK

BY NI­CHOLAS BON­NER

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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.

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