Glory To the First Cosmonaut Yu.A. Gagarin! 1961 Artist: Valentin Viktorov (1909-1981) A fine Gagarin poster by Valentin Viktorov. (soviet / russian / poster / propaganda / space age / atomic age / space race )
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.