Soviet Posters: real or not…

I have always had an admiration for old-style Soviet-realism posters. Strong armed women extolling hard work, heroic men going off to war and the like but I recently came across a website that displayed some Soviet-style posters that just didn’t ring true. Posters like this one:

Fake Second World War Soviet poster

It looks real but was designed as a spoof by a Russian design student. Then I started looking for other posters that purported to be the genuine article. There are some great works of art among them but there are just as many fakes, using the same style. See if you can spot the real ones from the phonies…

Here we go:

 

 

 

 

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7.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers coming soon…

 

 

 

 

 

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About stevehollier

Steve Hollier is the editor of AZ Magazine, an English language lifestyle magazine based in Baku, Azerbaijan. He began his career working for a firm of stockbrokers in the City of London then went on to attend the University of Essex where he was awarded an MA in Sociology in 1984. After a career in arts and cultural development work, he became a freelance arts consultant, writer and photographer.
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3 Responses to Soviet Posters: real or not…

  1. Frank says:

    4 and 6 are real – the rest are fakes!

  2. stevehollier says:

    O.K. Not many takers for this quiz. So Frank, the genuine posters were: 2,4,5&6.
    Yes, number 2. was a celebration fraternal love and number 5. was to encourage better breast care amongst women!

  3. AKm says:

    2 and 6 are real.

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