Gorgeous Vintage Soviet Art and Propaganda Posters
What war, peace, and mass culture have to do with theater masterpieces and literary classics.
By Maria Popova
The convergence of vintage design and propaganda is a thing of beauty and power, be it in science or in politics. Ben Perry’s massive collection of 20th-century Soviet and Russian propaganda, advertising, and art posters, created between 1917 and 1991, offers a beautiful perspective on mid-century design and the modernist aesthetic from the other side of the Iron Curtain.
For more such gems, in context, see Maria LaFont’s excellent Soviet Posters: The Sergo Grigorian Collection.
Published June 6, 2012