izdatel’stvo AKhR, 1929. 58 pp. : ill. 17,5X13 cm. In original constructivist
wrappers. Tears with losses of edge fragments of oversized covers and
spine, otherwise very good and clean internally.
Fourth lifetime edition. One of 5000 copies. Very rare.
A manual on designing an immensely influential propaganda
tool - the wall newspaper. An author, Soviet artist Nikolai Maslennikov
(1895-1950) compiled it for artists of the worker’s clubs and reading
rooms that were the main cultural centers for the Soviet workers
and peasants. The author overviewed common methods of design of
the wall newspaper, among them photomontage illustration, sharp
caricature, spectacular coloring and catchy constructivist headings.
He gave instructions for all of them and presented some exemplary
pictures. At the end of the book, a short art course program was published,
oriented for beginners and taught all these methods in practice.