Lissitzky Was Too Optimistic


This was a project for my screenprinting class at CPIT in 2004. I really like Lissitzky's graphic design, and this is based on his most famous poster, "Beat The Whites With The Red Wedge" (link points to a Flash SWF reproduction of the original poster). Lissitzky, and many of his fellow artists and intellectuals of the time, saw the imminent threat to the new Soviet state from internal and external counter-revolutionary elements, but they didn't foresee the effect of the combination of Stalin's brutal repression and the attraction of Western consumerism to undermine the ideals of the original revolutionaries.