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Constructivist Letterforms in Early Soviet Movie Posters

March 22, 2022

Poster House is excited to welcome Misha Beletsky for an evening exploring the Cyrillic hand-lettering in The Utopian Avant-Garde: Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s. Moderated by Chief Curator Angelina Lippert, this talk will examine how designers incorporated a variety of lettering styles into their dynamic movie posters, using them as both a means of communication and as graphic elements within the compositions. Questions about Russian lettering, typography, and poster history are strongly encouraged!

Misha Beletsky is the Art Director at Abbeville Press and the President of the Typophiles. He curated Russia Rising, an exhibition of protest posters at SVA (with Steven Heller), and I Make Posters Every Day, an exhibition of work by Peter Bankov at Type Directors Club. He often speaks on design and typographic history, including Russian Avant-Garde Books at The New School and on Russian Political Poster at TDC.

This program is presented in partnership with the Type Directors Club

This online event will be hosted on Zoom with attendees cameras off. Closed Captioning will be provided. ASL interpretation is available upon request — please email access@posterhouse.org to request interpretation services. A recording of this event will be made available for all registered attendees. Questions about accessibility? Please contact Salvador Muñoz, Public Programs Manager, at salvador@posterhouse.org.