Soviet Poster Art: Dmitry Bulanov

I spent an afternoon at my local public library (check out the ninth floor winter garden if you’re ever in downtown Chicago!), and came across a book published in 1987 titled Soviet Commercial Design of the 20’s. Amongst a myriad of Soviet propaganda-leaning gems was a series of posters by Dmitry Bulanov. The internet yielded little information on Bulanov’s training and history, but his illustration style and treatment of Cyrillic characters is really refreshing.

Frances MacLeod

Frances is a Chicago-based designer and letterer who believes sharing snacks will win her friends.