N Korean Propaganda
“Let’s give a bigger part to the advantages of the socialist treatment system through greater effort.”
The hand-painted posters are produced at a studio complex in Pyongyang, North Korea where about 1,000 artists work. Many posters promote the communist state or seek to tear down American imperialism. They also promote healthy lifestyle and hard work. Despite hostile messages directed towards the western empire, the astonishing resemblances in style and tone to American 1950 poster doctrines is uncanny. “A car in every garage and a chicken in every pot” screams its way to the surface of these patriotic and public encouragements. Western “We can do it” and “I WANT YOU” ad mentality of promoting hard work, staying fit and staying loyal not only seems to inspire this style, but its purpose to propagate. Buyers purchase posters like these in the hopes to sell at art auction to collectors overseas. And as these posters have infact proved so popular, a book has been published and an exhibition in New York is planned.
“Let’s learn to swim at an early age.”
“Look! The face of American imperialism.”