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Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920’s Russia

Six Girls Seeking Shelter, 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg. Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
Six Girls Seeking Shelter, 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg. Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920’s Russia

Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920’s Russia
Undoubtedly, 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. Indeed, their movie posters are incredible in their innovative visual aspects. In particular, 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, 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.

Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920’s Russia. Artworks by Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg

Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
The Death Loop, 1928. Russian Avant-garde posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
The Eleventh, 1928
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
The General 1927
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
The General, 1927. Russian Avant-garde
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
The Green Alley, 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie poster
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
The Last Flight 1929. Russian Avant-garde posters by brothers Stenberg
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
The Man with the Movie Camera, 1929. Russian Avant-garde
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
The Mystery of the Windmill, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
The Sold Appetite, 1928. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
Which of the Two, 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
Chicago 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
Countess Shirvanskayas Crime 1926. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
Fragment of an Empire 1929. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
High Society Wager 1927. Russian Avant-garde movie posters by brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
In the Spring 1929. 
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
SEP 1929. Avant-garde poster. Artists Stenberg brothers
Trend Setting Movie Posters of 1920's Russia
The Man from the Forest, 1928. Avant-garde posters by Stenberg brothers

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