AIGA National features The Soviet Poster Show and Its Historical Significance by Fabrizio Scippa

What These Historic Design Posters Reveal About a Secretive Soviet Society

By Susan Merritt
May 9, 2016

 This vibrant triptych pays tribute to the revolution: “1917—The beginning of a new era. All power to the Soviets!” Design: V. Sachkov, 1989.

This vibrant triptych pays tribute to the revolution: “1917—The beginning of a new era. All power to the Soviets!” Design: V. Sachkov, 1989.

In 1989, an exhibition of 75 posters never before seen outside of the Soviet Union not only helped put rare Russian graphic design in the public eye, but it also helped launch AIGA’s San Diego chapter. As one of its founders, I can vouch for the fact that we were a passionate group that didn’t shy away from big ideas.