• Steven Heller

Preparing For War, Russian Style

In the lead-up to the Great War, which wasn’t so great but it was mightily destructive, the Russian press was at once oblivious and concerned. These three newsprint magazines, present the panoply of engagement. From 1913, before the Russian Czar Nicholas began thinking of fighting with his cousin the Kaiser.

Then in 1914, the Czarist military begins to rattle its sabers. And finally on the cusp of conflagration the most popular weekly pulls the curtain on the horrors that will trigger the October Revolution and the creation of the ill-fated Weimar Republic.

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →