during the period of the production of the garments from march until june, 2010 more than one thousand international newspaper articles were published about the kaesong industrial complex. the articles are packaged with the shirts as an artist book and can be browsed as a map or a blog. the news coverage provides a wide range of perspectives on the kaesong industrial complex.
at the time, the density of articles was at a peak due to an inter-korean crisis. this situation led to more restrictions in the ties and communication channels between the two governments. the kaesong industrial complex is an often-mentioned subject during these controversies because of the economic and political role it plays in the relationship between both koreas as an effort towards reconciliation.