Russkii Revolyutsionny Plakat

Every once in a while, instead of a book coming to the Graphic Arts Collection (GA), it ends up on the open shelves with the Library of Congress classification GA or geography. This was the case with Vyacheslav Polonskii’s beautiful book Russkii Revolyutsionny Plakat (Russian Revolutionary Posters), 1924.

Over the years, a number of students checked it out and enjoyed the 56 bright lithographic plates, along with information on 850 revolutionary posters by Demi, Ivanov, Lebedev, Mayakovsky, and many other, most produced between 1917 and 1925 with homages to Marx and Lenin. We are very glad to have this now rare publication in the vault.


Vyacheslav Polonskii, Russian Revolutionary Posters (Moscow; Gosudarstvennoye Izdatel’stvo, 1924). Graphic Arts Collection GA Oversize 2006-0266Q