Susan Pack

Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde


The 1920s and ’30s were a period unlike any other in the Soviet Union—especially if you were a Russian artist making posters for the film. This collection of 250 posters shows radical experiments in graphic design, just before the rise of Stalinism (and the resulting crackdown on creativity). The text is in English, French and German; but the startling images that play with perspective, proportion, motion, color and typography need little translation.