This weekend, check out "USSR in Construction"—considered by many to be the most visually exciting magazine of the 20th century.
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.
This 1959 Visual Russian Dictionary for grade schoolers (учащийся) suggest that literacy was more important than ideology, at least in the early years.
Soon after we started our White Plains, New York animation/design studio in 1990, a neighborhood church opened a special volunteer bookstore three doors down the block on Main Street. People would donate books to the store’s inventory and the church would accept financial donations in exchange for whatever volumes you wished to leave with...