December 04, 2020

“Made in North Korea”: DPRK graphics, from candy to postcards

In a new book, Nicholas Bonner shares his collection of hand-drawn designs from the North

As the country’s economic system has transformed over the past decade, hand-designed graphics have all but disappeared from North Korea, replaced, as it has in the rest of the world, by computer-generated work.

Hoping to preserve what he calls this "Golden Age", Nicholas Bonner, a co-founder of the Koryo Tours travel company and a frequent visitor to North Korea since 1993, has released a book: “Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life."