Made In North Korea: The Iconography

Explaining the iconography in our exhibition.


  • Becky Brewis
  • Exhibitions

North Korean illustrators and designers use a range of symbols in their work. Icons related to Korean heritage, nature, architectural landmarks and political organisations appear regularly on everyday products. Listed here are some of the symbols and icons that can be found in the graphics on display in Made In North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK.

Click here to download our guide to the iconography in North Korean graphic design.  

The UK’s first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea runs until 13 May 2018. Find our more about the exhibition and book tickets here