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DICTATOR POSTAGE STAMPS | December 2021 - Limited Edition


Published by Corina Manu and Cultural Traffic 2021

Exclusive Limited Edition of 60

Each book has an Unique combination of authentic stamps, issued by the dictator's country.

Available with French and Spanish translation

Dictator Postage Stamps is the companion to 2020 Dictator Banknotes a further look at the darkness of power, absolute power in particular. The publication is designed as an album and contains 25 original dictator postage stamps with text for each dictator alongside anecdotes of their barbarity and/or humorous notes on their colourful lives.
Each book has a unique combination of stamps.

Dictator Postage Stamps presentation of these dictators opens a dialogue regarding identification with these flawed individuals and their lost 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.

Designed by Sam Boxer

Digital printed inner on 150gsm Munken Pure Rough
Silkscreen cover on GF Smith Colorplan Yellow 135gsm