Productive Arts

Seeing Red with Krasnaia Niva

The lads at Productive Arts have a incredible run of Krasnaia Niva (Red Field), an illustrated newsprint journal published weekly by Izvestiia from its beginning in 1923 through 1929 and in 36 issues from 1930 through its end in 1931. In these years the color covers were mostly designed for the magazine by the...

Soviets Covering Soviets

Soviet Union magazine is “the last of the extravagant photo journals of the Soviet era,”  write Howard Garfinkel and Larry Zeman at Productive Arts, the antiquarian resource for Soviet avant-garde design. Soviet Union, which began in March 1950, was the successor to the impressive, five-language USSR in Construction, which ceased publication in December 1949,...