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Made In North Korea: Everyday Graphics From The DPRK at House Of Illustration

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The UK's first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea, revealing a style honed over decades in a closed society. An exhibition of hundreds of everyday objects including food packaging, ticket stubs and stamps, together with hand-painted propaganda posters and comics, giving a extraordinary and rare 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. Co-curated by Bonner, the exhibition follows the release of his book Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life in the DPRK (Phaidon). Bonner is also the co-producer and director of North Korea's first girl power movie, Comrade Kim Goes Flying, which will be screened at the Barbican Cinema on Wednesday 28 March to coincide with the exhibition. "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

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House of Illustration

2 Granary Square

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