Lebedev’s Lithographs

Vladimir Lebedev published Russian Placards 1917-1922 in 1923. He had started his career as a graphic designer when he was fourteen years old, creating postcards in St. Petersburg. By the time of the publication of this book, he had already spent several years illustrating and designing magazines and children’s books.

Lebedev’s career continued till the 1960s, and he followed several trends and styles throughout his life.

The images below are from the Dartmouth College library.

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Nationalised enterprise

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Sweeping the criminal element out of the Republic

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Raising productivity through the union of small craft and trade industry

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Casting spoon

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Agitation to close the markets

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Struggle against sale in the streets

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Entente – a puppet.

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The new bourgeoisie threat.

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Red Army and Navy defend the borders

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Communism triumphing over Europe

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Use the bourgeoisie for proletarian purpose.

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Lamentation of the entente

(Via BibliOdyssey, by the excellent peacay.)

Reference:

Nicoletta Misler (1987), ‘A Public Art: Caricatures and Posters of Vladimir Lebedev’, The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Vol. 5, Russian/Soviet Theme Issue, pp. 60-75.

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