Russian Revolutionary Posters
From Civil War to Socialist Realism, From Bolshevism to the End of Stalinism
- Publication Date: October 27, 2015
- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Trim Size: 9 5⁄8 x 12 5⁄8
- ISBN: 9781849763479
- Page Count: 144
- Illustrations: 165 color illustrations
- Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean
The tumultuous events of the Russian Revolution were matched by dramatic shifts in graphic art and design that continue to influence our visual landscape. David King, an internationally acclaimed graphic designer, selected the posters reproduced here from his own unparalleled collection. Constructivist posters, socialist advertising, and biting political satire are all represented, as are artists such as Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and Gustav Klutsis. King sets the posters in context and profiles the art directors whose vision played a vital role in creating these striking works.
About the author
David King, former art editor of the Sunday Times (London), is author of The Commissar Vanishes, Red Star Over Russia, and other books.