When Soviet Industrial Designers Imagined a Better World
December 2, 2018 7:46 AM   Subscribe

Love this kind of thing.
posted by rodlymight at 10:12 AM on December 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

Reminds me of early EPCOT Center design style.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:15 AM on December 2, 2018

Love this stuff. Soviet-era design always seems like it belongs to an alternate reality, especially the experimental stuff. In a way, I suppose an alternate reality is exactly what it was.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 12:13 PM on December 2, 2018

Yup, the whole point of the "second world", AoaNLA.

I had the chance/joy of doing a couple of weeks in Russia many years ago judging a design competition, and it is amazing to see the trickle-down influence of this in the work of young designers, who have definitely not lost themselves completely over to the Western eye.
posted by rokusan at 12:23 PM on December 2, 2018

Oh nice...the black and white Vtomar design is really reminiscent of the video for Royksopp's "Remind Me". Was that an often used design/infographic/textbook style of the time? It always felt familiar but I've found it fairly hard to find good examples of.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 3:33 PM on December 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

Soviet visuals on Twitter is worth a follow if you enjoy this.
posted by bystander at 11:42 AM on December 4, 2018

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