North Korean Propaganda Posters
The Soviet inspired idealised social realism is still used to inspire the masses today.
Common themes are :promoting the cult of personality of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, anti-Americanism, juche and promoting public policy.
These handpainted posters can be seen everywhere in North Korea
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Propoganda poster in use promoting the 'military first' policy .
in our point of view/opinion(사상관점)),
our fighting spirit/temper(투쟁기풍),
our way of living(생활방식 ),
let's do according to the demands of the military first (선군의요구대로! )
President Kim Il Sung Eternal Sun
Cholima is a legendary horse in Korean folklore, it is said to be able to cover long distances at amazing speed. In the 50's, North Korea took a fast industrialization program, which great results have been compared to Cholima. Nowadays, they still use this symbol in many propaganda posters
Kim Jong Il on horseback. Kim Jong Il was fond of riding horses.
This painting is reminiscent of Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David.
This poster encourages a healthy lifestyle. It says "Let's learn to swim at an early age."
"Let's give a bigger part to the advantages of the socialist treatment system through greater effort."
Propaganda poster showing kids going to Mangyongdae Kim Il Sung Native house
Propaganda posters in Pyongyang
Poster in a primary school "Our General (Kim Jong Il )is the best!"
Propaganda painting about space exploration in Samjiyon children's palace.
Everywhere in the country you can see those "150 days" posters. Until september 2009, a 150-day campaign tells the North Koreans to work harder by instilling them with national pride.