Six Girls Seeking Shelter, by Georgii & Vladimir Stenberg, 1928
The Last Flight, by Georgii & Vladimir Stenberg, 1929
Old Number 99, by the Stenberg Brothers, 1929
Robin Hood, by Georgii & Vladimir Stenberg, 1925
Fragment of an Empire, by the Stenbergs, 1929
Eleven Devils, by Georgii & Vladimir Stenberg, 1929
Don Q, Son of Zorro, by Georgii & Vladimir Stenberg, 1929
A Screw from Another Machine, by the Stenberg Brothers, 1926
A Cup of Tea, by Georgii & Vladimir Stenberg, 1927
Windstorm, by Nikolai Prusakov and Grigori Borisov, 1927
Strange Woman, by Nikolai Prusakov, 1929
Strength and Beauty, by Yakov Rukhlevsky, 1927
State Functionary, by E. Kerdish, 1930
I couldn’t believe my good fortune when during a research session at the Mid-Manhattan Library’s Picture Collection I ran across these lovely examples of Russian movie posters from the 1920s. I was so drawn to the bold colors, images and typography that I had to grab a few samples.
Most were designed by brothers Georgii & Vladimir Stenberg who went to school in Moscow and worked closely together as Constructivist sculptors, theater designers, architects, and poster designers among other things.
These are amazing, Mary. Thank you for broadening my cultural (and typographic) horizons!
Thank you for posting this. I saw their posters online several years ago but couldn’t recall the brothers’ names. You were #4 on my Google search today. 🙂 The images are a bit jarring yet sentimental. I just ordered a book from on Soviet posters because I’m fascinated by their artists’ methods.
You’re welcome, Jackie. I quite enjoy the Russian Constructivist style myself and was lucky enough to see a gallery exhibit recently. So I’ll be doing another post on this topic very soon.