ROSTA / GPP : Pictorial Newsposter-Series of the Russian Avantgarde III , Moscow, 1921

The campaign at ROSTA ended at the beginning of 1921 with the departure of the director of the news agency Platon Kerzhentsev. Afterwards, it was continued for one more year with a stricter conception in didactical terms under the patronage of Glavpolitprosvet (GPP), a newly founded educational institution of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. The hand-made propaganda picture prints were now outdated. Their woodcut-like rhetoric no longer met the more complex communication demands of the development years and the party also distanced itself more and more from the initiatives of the Futurist avant-garde. (Courtesy Gallery Thomas Flor, Berlin)

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