Lengiz Books on All Branches of Knowledge (1925) Propaganda Poster

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Please note, we also sell a framed version of this poster here on RUS & SOV.

About the Poster

Lengiz Books on All Branches of Knowledge (Russian: Ленгиз. Книги по всем отраслям знания) is a 1925 Soviet poster created by artist, Alexander Rodchenko, and photojournalist, Lily Brik (whose picture you see).

This beloved poster is one of the best known early examples of avant-garde advertising with all its classic techniques: photomontage, a rigid geometric design, and bright colors.

The poster was part of a nationwide advertising campaign to promote literacy in the Soviet Union. It depicts a girl in a headscarf, of a classic 1920s/1930s style, who portrays a Komsomol activist walking around screaming about books from Lengiz - the Leningrad State Publishing House.

The long term Soviet promotion of literacy saw great success over the years. The program, Likbez (Russian: ликбез), kicked off in 1919 with a decree from Lenin himself. Between 1919 and 1926, male and female literacy increased 37.9% to 66.5% and 12.5% to 37.2% respectively. In 1939, literacy rates had risen to 90.8% and 72.5% for men and women. By the 1950s, the Soviet Union had effectively achieved full literacy (and according to ourworldindata.org, higher rates than had Western Europe).

Original Poster

Lingiz Books on All Branches of Knowledge

Poster Quality

Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.

Please note, all poster sizes are in inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm). 

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%

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