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Rene Wanner's Poster Blog


A blog with news and links about posters, see also Rene Wanner's Poster Page

Thursday, September 30, 2004

New music poster exhibitions at the Dutch Poster Museum 

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Poster by Martin Kaye Poster by Cor van Wees The Affiche Museum / Dutch Poster Museum in Hoorn (NL) opens two new pop music poster exhibitions on Friday, October 8, 2004 at 1530.

The exhibitions Paradisoposters van Martin Kaye and Pinkpopposters van Cor van Wees are open from October 8 to December 5, 2004.

Looking at the website of the museum, I had the imprression that they have many more poster pictures online than on my last visit.

News from Frans van Lier, curator of the Affichemuseum


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Triennial of Political Posters in Mons, Belgium 

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The opening of the 9. International Triennial of Political Posters will be on Thursday, October 14, 2004, at 1900, at the Mundaneum, 76 rue de Nimy in Mons, Belgium. The exhibition is open to the public from October 15 to December 31, 2004, from 1200 to 1800, except Mondays.

email: henri.cammarata@lemanege-mons.be

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Saturday, September 25, 2004

Communicate Humanitarian Action 

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Comunicare L'Azione Umanitaria is an exhibition program at the Museo Diffuso della Resistenza in Turin, Italy, from September 28 to October 30, 2004, curated by Gianfranco Torri. It includes poster from Thierry Sarfis, Wladislaw Pluta, Majid Abbasi, Mostafa Assadollahi, Saed Meshki, Alireza Mostafazadeh, Bijan Sayfouri, Isidro Ferrer, Kari Piippo and their students.

The invitation card at left contains a motive from a poster by Kari Piippo.

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Graphic design exhibition in Tehran 

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Group graphic design exhibition in Mehrin Art Gallery
No. 21 West Fazei St., Kouy-e-Nazr (Gisha), Tehran (IR)
with works from Amir Ali Ghasemi, Maryam Enayati , Soha Shirvani & Reyhaneh Sheikh Bahaei, curated by Reza Abedini

Sep 27- Oct 2, 2004,Visiting hours 4-8 Pm Opening 5-9 Pm

News from Amirali Ghasemi

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Luba Lukova exhibition in Maryland 

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Luba Lukova: War & Peace, Exhibition and Lecture

October 12-November 6, 2004
Villa Julie College
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD 21153
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
6:00 pm gallery reception
8:00 pm lecture and presentation
admission is free.
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Friday, September 24, 2004

Alexander Faldin - faster, higher, stronger 

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Alexander Faldin was quite surprised when he saw a recent magazine cover from the Guardian, as it looked quite similar to a poster that he had designed long ago. So were the editors of KAK magazine, who diplomatically suggest that miracles do sometimes happen, and two designers do sometimes have the same idea independently, but also add "But Faldin we love and value". Faldin's poster was a front page poster on the Poster Page in February 2002, so anyway he is faster than the Guardian, his picture has a higher quality, and is much stronger than their cover, or in latin "citius... altius... fortius".
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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Winners of the International Fair Poster Competition 

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Winner of the International Fair Poster Competition 2004 Category 1 - Generic Promotion Poster
Designer: Izmir Fair Graphic Studio
Winner of the International Fair Poster Competition 2004 Category 2 - Exhibition Event Poster
Art Designer: Bassat Ogilvy
The winners of the 8. International Fair Poster Competition have just been announced by the UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry . 120 posters were submitted, and the awards will be presented at the 71. annual congress in Bangkok, November 24 to 27, 2004.

News from Guy Schockaert

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Melk Imboden exhibition at Galerie Rambow in Guestrow (DE) 

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EINLADUNG
GALERIE RAMBOW
ZEIGT PLAKATE
UND FOTOGRAFIEN
VON MELK IMBODEN,
SCHWEIZ
EROEFFNUNG
AM SAMSTAG,
2. OKT. 18.00 UHR
ZUR EROEFFNUNG
SPRICHT:
PROF. G. RAMBOW
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Julian Key exhibition in Antwerp (BE) 

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There will be an exhibition on Julian Key (1930 - 1999) in Antwerp, Belgium, from Sep 29 - Oct 28, 2004, at the Addict Gallery.

The news is from Guy Schockaert, who wrote:

Als Toegepaste kunst Kunst wordt.
Julian Key, heeft zijn beroepsloopbaan als tekenaar gewijd aan het ontwerpen van pakkende reclameaffiches, denk aan de affiches van Batibouw, het Autosalon, Tigra, Zwarte kat, enz. Julian Key stierf na een lange en slepende ziekte, nu 5 jaar geleden. Ad!dict Creative Lab en Walter de Hollander, namen het initiatief voor een tentoonstelling gewijd aan deze internationaal gerenomeerde pionier. De tentoonstelling vindt plaats in het designcenter de Winkelhaak en brengt professioneel én vrij werk in diverse technieken: zeefdruk, tekeningen, pastels en olieverf.

„Julian Key” Ad!dict Gallery & designcenter De Winkelhaak, Lange Winkelhaakstraat 26 2060 Antwerpen
Vernissage dinsdag 28 september 2004 – 18u. opening tentoonstelling door Walter de Hollander, 19u. Graag bevestigen : info@addictlab.com
Tentoonstelling 29 september – 28 october 2004 Maandag tot vrijdag: 10u – 18u – Gratis inkom. Reproducties worden te koop aangeboden.
http://www.addictlab.com/
http://www.pixelcreation.fr/services/graphistes/default.asp?selectall=on&setgraph=87

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Posters against poverty 

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Alicja Czarnowska
Against global poverty
Manuela Buechting
I can't live without chocolate
Two of 220 posters from a competition among german students against poverty, called by the german governement. The web site of the german magazine Spiegel has some more posters, and also a link list of previous student poster competitions.

News from Klaus Paul, the Prof of the two students at left, at the Hochschule für Bildende Kuenste Braunschweig, Germany


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Monday, September 20, 2004

New gallery for poster exhibitions in The Hague (NL) 

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A new poster gallery, or rather exhibition space, will open on October 16, 2004, in an underground passage in The Hague, Netherlands: Affiche Galerij in the Souterrain. The idea is to have about six exhibitions per year, open every day, from very early in the morning until very late at night, that will be seen by thousands of people!

The link is in dutch, but you also find information in english on the Poster Page.

The poster at left, from the first exhibition of the Galerij, was designed by Carmen Moreno in 2000.

The news comes from Wendy Louw, curator of the Galerij.

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Sunday, September 19, 2004

Janel Bragg wins first prize in poster contest 

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Matt Wallis / Skagit Valley HeraldJust to remind you that there is more to posters than winning gold medals at biennials, or selling Alphonse Muchas for 50'000 $, not that there is anything wrong with that.

Janel Bragg lives on Guemes Island, a tiny island in the Pacific, about 80 km south of Vancouver (CA), and just won the first prize in the annual poster contest of the North Sound Mental Health Administration. The contest is organized to "generate awareness of mental health issues, and to combat the stigma attached to mental illness".

I have long noticed that designing a poster is a way to deal with all kinds of personal problems, and to voice them. For example to deal with fear and anger, from 9/11 to SARS to the war in Iraq to AIDS, racism, and so on. Winning a price or changing the world is not so important in that context, although of course my congratulations go to Janel Bragg and the other participants, and I hope they will keep making more posters.

The news comes from the Skagit Valley Herald, and Yahoo Alerts told me about it.

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Saturday, September 18, 2004

Chaz Maviyane-Davies receives Anthon Beeke Award 

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Photo RW Chaz Maviyane-Davies Photo RW Anthon Beeke

Chaz Maviyane-Davies is the first recipient of the newly created Anthon Beeke Award. At a ceremony in Amsterdam on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Anthon Beeke's graphic design life, on August 28, 2004, Beeke surprised Maviyane-Davies, who thought he had been invited to Amsterdam to give a lecture, with a medal and a cash prize of 2500 Euro.

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Friday, September 17, 2004

Istvan Orosz at the M.C. Escher Museum in The Hague 

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The great hungarian illustrator, poster designer and creator of all kinds of puzzling and beautiful pictures, Istvan Orosz has an exhibition "Istvan Orosz bij Escher in het Paleis" from September 24 - January 10, 2005 at the New Escher Museum (the former palace of Queen Emma), Lange Voorhout 74, 2501 CD The Hague, The Netherlands.

Bruno Ernst, mathematician, art historian, friend and biographer of M.C. Escher will give the opening lecture on September 24, 2004 (Friday) 16.15 hrs.

The poster at left is from Istvan Orosz new web site www.utisz.net.

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Art Deco poster masterpieces shown in Boston 

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The International Poster Gallery in Boston MA (US) is having an exhibition of 50 Art Deco poster masterpieces from 1921 to 1939, concurrently with the highly acclaimed Art Deco exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

The exhibition lasts from Sept. 17 - Nov 22, 2004, and there will be a special reception on Thursday, October 14, 6 PM to 9 PM.

The poster at left, from the exhibition, was designed by Willem F. ten Broek in 1936.

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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Pictures from the Tehran typography exhibition 

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Mehdi Saeedi

Rooholah Shafiei

Bijan Sayfouri

The posters above are three examples from the the second Iranian typography exhibition at the Iranian Artist's Forum in Tehran, which closes today. They are on Pedram Harby's web site.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Anime Heroines Poster Exhibition in Toronto (CA) 

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The The Japan Foundation Toronto is organizing a poster exhibition on the heroines, predominantly schoolgirls, of japanese animated films, from September 13 - October 27, 2004, at The Japan Foundation, Toronto, 131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213, Toronto.
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Leonardo Sonnoli poster 

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At left is the poster by Leonardo Sonnoli from Italy for which he received an award at the Golden Bee Biennial in Moscow. It is called "u turn" and was designed for a photo / typographic workshop that Sonnoli gave in 2002 at Intuit - Lab in Paris.

More Sonnoli posters are in book review on the Poster Page.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Posters from Africa 

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There is an exhibition of posters from Africa, mostly from Benin and Ghana, at the Museum der Weltkulturen in Frankfurt/Main (DE), from August 26, 2004 to January 23, 2005.
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Monday, September 13, 2004

Iranian graphic design in La Louviere (BE) 

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"Un cri persan, graphistes d'Iran" is the name of an exhibition on graphic design in Iran, mostly posters and book covers, that will be shown at the Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprime in La Louviere (not far from Mons) from September 24 to December 19, 2004. The exhibition was previously in Grenoble, in 2002, and then in Chaumont, 2003, and is curated by Alain Le Quernec, who also designed the cover of the catalogue, at left.
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Friday, September 10, 2004

Michal Batory poster exhibition at Galerie Anatome in Paris 

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Michal Batory, born 1959 in Lodz, Poland and living in Paris since 1987 will have an exhibition at Galerie Anatome with about 50 posters on display. A book about his work will be published on the occasion.

Since 1999, when he won the second prize at the Chaumont Festival d'affiches, he has appeard 20 times on Rene Wanner's Poster Page.

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Thursday, September 09, 2004

Winners of the Golden Bee 6 

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Jury Protocol of Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design Golden Bee 6

Moscow, Central Artists Hall, September 7-9, 2004

International Jury Members:
Eugeny Dobrovinsky (Russia), Daniela Haufe and Detlef Fiedler (Cyan, Germany), Werner Jeker, Chairman (Switzerland), Phil Risbeck (USA), Oleg Veklenko (Ukraine)

Golden Bee Laureates

Golden Bee Grand Prix
Tartakover David (Israel)

Golden Bee Awards

Posters
Apeloig Philippe (France) “Live with us/live without us” 2000
Gulitov Yuri (Russia) «Пляжные картинки», 2001
Zask Catherine (France) “The Three sisters” 2003
Le Quernec Alain (France) “Bush Boushit” 2003
Loesch Uwe (Germany) “You are not out of the game” 2003
Logvin Andrey (Russia) “NUL” 2001 (Никто)
Matsunaga Shin (Japan) “Play together with details” 2001
Miller Abbot (USA) “Mr. Miller: twice removed” 2004
Paris-Clavel Gerard (France) “No purchase, no happiness” 2002
Sonnoli Leonardo (Italy) “You turn” 2000
Surkov Yuri (Russia) “Coexistence” 2003
Troxler Niklaus (Switzerland) “Kenny Waeeler Qwartet” 2003
Hong Sung-il (South Korea) “Keimyung Graphic Design Exhibition", 2002
Chen Jun-Lian (China) Series of works “In nothingness things exist”, “In every existence, there is nothing”, 2002
Scher Paula (USA) “As you like it” 2003
Schraivogel Ralph (Switzerland) “Flea market Aaberg” 2003

Typography
Hasting Julia, Phaidon Press (USA) First Award
Sagmeister Stefan(USA)
Kavko Dmitry (Russia)
Korneev Eugeny (Russia)
Chaika Vladimir (Russia) Scher Paula (USA)
Schmid Helmut (Germany)

Student Design
No awards

Antiterror
Gritsenko Olga (Russia)
Khamdohova Irina (Russia)

(News from Sergei Serov)


David Tartakover's posters
are on the right in the Golden Bee catalogue. See more winning posters on Poster Page.
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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Sergei Serov and El Lisitskii 

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Moscow and the world is awaiting the winners of the Golden Bee International Poster Biennial, which Sergei Serov, the founding father of the Golden Bee, will announce tomorrow. He already has marked the corresponding pages in his copy of the catalogue, obviously inspired by El Lisitskii's famous book of Maiakovskii poems, Dlia golosa ("for reading out loud").

Sergei Ivanovich's portrait is from the KAK Blog, where you also find pictures of the Jury exhibition, and a discussion (in russian) why Neville Brody did not show up for his jury duty.

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Polish movie poster exhibition in Bordeaux (FR) 

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"Le cinema francais a travers l'affiche polonaise" is an exhibition of polish movie posters on french films from the Dydo collection, at the Espace Saint-Remi in Bordeaux (FR), from Sept. 23 - Oct. 10, 2004.

It will continue to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, from Oct. 12 - Oct. 16, 2004.

The exhibition poster at left was designed by Piotr Kunce

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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Oleg Veklenko on the Ahn Blog 

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The organizer of the 4th Block Graphic Design Triennial in Kharkov (UA) Oleg Veklenko in a picture taken by the organizer of the TypoJanchi Biennial in Seoul (KR), Ahn Sang-Soo, in Istanbul (TR) in January 2004. The picture is from the Ahn Blog, one of over 150 one eyed portraits.

Oleg Veklenko will come to Basel (CH), on November 11, 2004, to show his collection of photographs that he took in Chernobyl, and also about 30 posters from the newest 4th Block Triennial.

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Monday, September 06, 2004

Typography exhibition in Tehran 

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Molavi, The Second Iranian Typography Exhibition
September 8-16, 2004; Iranian Artist's Forum, Tehran, open from 10AM to 8PM

The exhibition will open on Wednesday 8 September, 2004. Among the 343 works received by the 5th Color, 52 have been qualified to enter the exhibition.

This event is sponsored by Institute for Promotion of Visual Arts, Yassavoli Publications, Kanoon Informatic and Cheshmeh Publication. An English/Persian catalogue containing works presented in the exhibition will be printed and is available at the opening.

The exhibition poster was designed by Alireza Mostafazadeh.

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Sunday, September 05, 2004

"Miscellaneous Man" now has a web site 

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George Theofiles is a living legend among the poster dealers. After having sold about 50 ' 000 vintage posters and other graphic items in a conventional way, with catalogues, his company called Miscellaneous Man now just opened a web site.
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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Roslaw Szaybo poster exhibition in Lviv, Ukraine 

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The polish graphic designer Roslaw Szaybo is well known for his posters and record covers and will have an exhibition at the Palac Mistrzow in Lwow (or Lviv in ukrainian, Lemberg in german), from Sept. 27 to October 27, 2004. The exhibition is curated by Wladyslaw Serwatowski, and is part of the "Poland in the Ukraine" year long festival. (in polish)
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The Golden Bee Biennale in Moscow is open 

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The Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee 6 has risen from the ashes. The exhibition was opened on September 1, the press conference will be on Sept. 7 at 1100, and the award ceremony on Sept. 9 at 1700. More pictures on the KAK Blog, and more details on the official Golden Bee page.
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Friday, September 03, 2004

Soler y Llach poster auction in Barcelona (ES) 

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The catalogue of the auction house Soler y Llach in Barcelona (ES) has arrived for their poster auction on October 7, 2004 .
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The Gallery Maysternia in Kyiv, Ukraine 

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Irina Ostromenskaia Volodimir Veshtak Irina Ostromenskaia and Volodimir Veshtak is an extraordinary couple, both poster designers and artists, and they run a poster shop and gallery where you would least expect it : In downtown Kyiv, Ukraine, at the former Dom Kudoshnikov on Artema Street. They frequently organize international poster exhibitions, and when I visited them a year ago, they were just dismantling one, as you can see in the pictures below, with posters from Iurii Surkov (RU), Alejandro Magallanes (MX), Joao Machado (PT), Fang Chen (CN) and more. Kari Piippo (FI) had a show earlier this year, and tonight, they open an exhibition of Peter Pocs from Hungary. Cities like New York or Paris could learn a lot from them, call +380-44-212 0547.

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Thursday, September 02, 2004

Comet research pioneer Whipple dies 

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Fred Whipple, a famous american astronomer, has died last Monday, August 30, 2004, in Cambridge MA at the age of 97. He predicted the composition of comets and invented a device in 1946, long before space flight, that would protect satellites from the impact of meteors. The thin metal foil is still in use today and is known as "Whipple shield". Six comets and an astronomy institute are also named after him.

In 1966, he was invited to visit Moscow for a scientific exchange project, a unique chance as it was not so easy to travel behind the Iron Curtain for an American during the Cold War. While he met his fellow astronomers, his wife Babette went looking for posters. Much later, in 1999, she found two of them again in a cupboard, and contacted me, as she had noticed the Poster Page on the internet, even before Google. I was quite impressed to receive email from a lady in her eighties, and even more so when she decided to donate the posters to my collection, and I feel very honoured to count Babette and Fred Whipple among the first supporters of the Poster Page:

Poster by Boris Nepomniashchi, b. 1939 Moi trud vlivaetsia, v trud moei respubliki (My work will flow into the work of my republic) Printed in Moscow, 1966 Edition 62'000 copies, price 10 Kopek

Poster by Leonid Reshetnikov, b. 1921 Zdravstvui leto! (Hello summertime!) Printed in Kalinin (Soviet Union), 1966 Edition 196'000 copies, price 10 Kopek


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