Moscow: Doloi negramotnost’, 1927. Item #1579
96 pp.: ill. 26x17,5 cm. In original constructivist wrappers. Very good. Fragments of spine lost with small and blank fragment of back cover, blank corner of title page cut off, pale stamp of party organization.
One of 4000 copies produced. Very rare.
An early Soviet monthly magazine of the Main Directorate of Political Enlightenment and Agitational Propaganda of the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League. The periodical was published in 1925-1928 and merged after #8/9 for 1928 with the magazine “Workers’ Club”.
This issue is a good source on rare propaganda posters created in early Soviet decades.
The first article reproduces posters by constructivist designer Elizaveta Lavinskaia (1901-1949). Graduated from VKHUTEMAS, she joined LEF and produced propaganda posters by herself or in duo with her spouse Anton Lavinskii. This magazine shows works “Everybody Joins Osoaviakhim” and “Armor the Transport”, both are dedicated to mass military education. For 10th anniversary celebrations, the periodical offered to decorate workers’ clubs with proper background, for example, photomontage poster “The October Opened Widely the Doors to Mass Education” and constructivist work “Electrification is Conquest of the October” by S. Kuznetsov. The same chapter also reproduces his designs for decoration of entrances and entire buildings. At the end of the issue, his designs for a celebratory tribune with 2 kiosks are published. The multilevel structure included a constructivist arrow-signboard for a slogan that pointed to a circle with “the October” and “10” inside it. Two plans are given next to the design.
Not found in Worldcat.