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Visit The Country That Invented Everything

Intourist was the office through which all foreigners had to pass if traveled in the USSR, the country where everything was invented. Intourist was known for producing some stunning posters like the ones shown here.

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09/02/2014: Beatles poster

While many promotional materials for the Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night mimicked the style of the album, it’s interesting to see the how artwork for the same movie played for international audiences. For example, this rare poster used for …

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08/11/2014: Charity event poster

This poster, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of a charity event was smartly designed by Bob Ewing and Bryan Beaver. The event, a two-day concert festival to help Kammy’s Kause, focused on the theme of “blood, sweat and tears” and chose …

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08/08/2014: French festival poster

This striking festival poster is from Paris-based designers Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez who operate under the name Helmo. The daring use of color, typography and photography in their work sets them apart and their portfolio is worth checking out. …

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The Art of VD Protection

Steven Heller interviews Ryan Mungia about his first venture into print publishing, “Protect Yourself: Veneral Disease Posters of World War II,” which sheds light in the shadows of wartime behavior.

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06/26/2014: Royal College of Art student poster

This is a detail from Laura Jouan’s RCA art degree show, Posterland. The project, which plays with the basic concept of the poster, uses materials to explore the idea of communication. This poster, entitled “Over Here, Here Over,” is a …