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Six Girls Seeking Shelter, 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Six Girls Seeking Shelter, 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Movie Posters of 1920’s Russia. Hans Behrendt’s Six Girls Seeking Shelter – 1927. The innovative and revolutionary duo, brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, left an undeniable mark on design history. Growing up in Moscow during a time of huge upheaval, their talented quickly established them as members of the avant-garde during the 1920s and early 1930s. Their movie posters are incredible in their innovative visual aspects, using elements of Dada photo-montage, implied motion, an exaggerated scale, distorted perspectives and a dynamic use of color and typography. Unlike most posters of the era, the brothers often used stills from the featured film collaged into the works. It was a style that would be quickly imitated by others.

Cement, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Cement, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The brothers worked together for a nine-year period (1924 – 1933), creating a huge catalogue of work, before Georgii was killed riding his motorcycle. Vladimir continued work on film posters, ultimately organizing the decorations for the 1947 May Day celebration in Moscow’s Red Square.

The Death Loop, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Death Loop, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Eleventh, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Eleventh, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The General 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The General 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The General, 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The General, 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Green Alley, 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Green Alley, 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Last Flight 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Last Flight 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Man from the Forest, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Man from the Forest, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Man with the Movie Camera, 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Man with the Movie Camera, 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Mystery of the Windmill, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Mystery of the Windmill, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Sold Appetite, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

The Sold Appetite, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Which of the Two, 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Which of the Two, 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Movie Posters of 1920's Russia

Chicago 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Movie Posters of 1920's Russia

Countess Shirvanskayas Crime 1926. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Movie Posters of 1920's Russia

Fragment of an Empire 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Movie Posters of 1920's Russia

High Society Wager 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Movie Posters of 1920's Russia

In the Spring 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

SEP 1929. Movie Posters of 1920's Russia

SEP 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

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