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art, media, Religion, retro, space How Soviet media satirised religion by space allusions

03.02.2015 17:52    ,

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The first furrow in the virgin land of space.

Soviet Union had a lot iof religious satire, The Calvert Journal notes, as shown by selection of beautiful and weird space-themed cartoons from the 1960s.

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art, retro, space 5 space-themed vintage Soviet postcards

26.01.2015 18:50    ,

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The Soviet Union had some problems, but one thing they got right was space art. io9 published gallery of adorable postcards from the USSR made by artists who boldly imagined future life in outer space.

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ephemera, marketing, retro Soviet print advertisements of 1950s

18.01.2014 03:09    ,

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Advertisements of various Soviet products – from lemonade and mineral water to alarm clocks and rubber boats – were published on the back pages of some issues of Ogonyok magazine beginning from the middle 1950s. The Soviet marketing always was one of my favorite topics so I’ve scanned 8 ads and now sharing those with readers of metkere.com. Seems as modern designers and copywriters can learn a lot from their Soviet colleagues from the middle of XX century. First page represents tea that ‘has pleasant taste and exquisite flavor’.

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futurism, retro, Science 13 weird Soviet robots

15.11.2013 14:14    ,

Робот Орион. Фото: А. Соломонов/РИА Новости
All photos: RIA Novosti.

In the Soviet Union, robots were an important part of ideology. In the bright future of communism it would have been their duty to work hard while Soviet people were to take advantage of self-development and prepare the colonization of Mars. In every Young Pioneers Palace and House of Young Technicians schoolchildren were creating their own, very exotic at times, robots. Grown-up engineers were also not falling behind. metkere.com presents 13 weird Soviet robots – from the secretary with the tray to synthesizing diamonds moustache robot.

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marketing, retro, transport Aeroflot commercial of 1965

23.10.2013 00:33   


Photo by S. Solovyov / RIA Novosti.

Advertisement of Soviet airline Aeroflot placed on the Metropol hotel, Moscow, 1965. I like the catchy slogan: Tupolev – fast, convenient, efficient.