The October Revolution of 1917 was a period of great energy and fervor amoungst Socialist graphic designers.
“The colours of humdrum life were painted over once and for all”
Acknowledged classic models while simultaneously pushing the envelope. There was a focus on clarity, economy and uniformity.
Agitation-propaganda, done in the forms of pamphlets, theatre and cinema amoung many more. No negative connotations at the time, meant mearly a ‘dissemination of ideas’. These would have been displayed on the sides of trains as a mobile billboard.
Glavpolitprosvet No.146, 1921.
“Beware comrades please
Don’t you fall into jaws like these!
To us may this never, never befall!
So let’s rally together. Let’s strengthen Soviet power!”
Rodchenko with Mayakovsky:
“The best nipple the world has yet to see, you’ll suck on it till you’re well past ninety”, 1923.
“These street our brushes , the squares our palettes”