Dictator Postage Stamps is the companion to last years Dictator Banknotes a further look at Mott’s fascination with the darkness of power, absolute power in particular. The publication is designed as an album and contains 25 real dictator postage stamps with text for each dictator alongside anecdotes of their barbarity and/or humorous notes on their colourful lives.
Mott's presentation of these dictators opens a dialogue regarding identification with these flawed individuals and their bygone humanity. Dictators featured in the publication: Enver Hoxha, King Leopold II, The Sultan of Brunei, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Simón Bolivar, Fidel Castro, Mobutu Sese Seko, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Haile Selasse, Napoleon Bonaparte, Philipp Pétain, Adolf Hitler, Gaius Julius Caesar, Sukarno, António de Oliveira Salazar, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Vlad the Impaler, Hendrik Verwoerd, Francisco Franco, Bashar Hafez al-Assad, Chiang Kai-Shek, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Joseph Stalin, Hugo Chávez, Ho Chi Minh.
Published by Corina Manu and Cultural Traffic 2021
Designed by Sam Boxer
Digital printed inner on 150gsm Munken Pure Rough Silkscreen cover on GF Smith Colorplan Yellow 135gsm