Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tango with Cows

This summer I visited Berlin and one of it's really nice book store, ProQm where I found Breaking the Rules – The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900-1937.

I don't buy often books about art history, but this was an exception.

The book has an interesting chapter about Russian Avant Garde books. While French books of the time where mostly deluxe editions with fine printing, Russian artists had a real DIY attitude. They used every material and printing technique which was available.

This way I ended up to Getty Center's website where is good collection of scanned Russian zines. One of the most beautiful style and type can be found from Vasily Kamensky's Tango with Cows (1914).

(photo from Getty Center)

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