Russia: Khudozhnik RSFSR, c. 1960s. 13 x 17 ¼ in. Offset lithograph poster. Item #POS115
This Soviet agitprop poster instructs the proper behavior of the Soviet subject. Created by an artist associated with the Boevoi Karadash (or “military pencil”) group, a collective of Leningrad based designers who became well-known between 1941 and 1945 for an important group of agitprop posters and satirical drawings. The group was revived in the mid-1950s and was active until at least the late 1970s. This work was part of a series entitled “what sort of behavior!” probably aimed against curtailing various anti-social behaviors, such as excess drinking. A vibrant example of soviet design from the later half of the 20th century.