book covers

Two Book Covers

Left: Yevgeniya Evenbakh, "Leather" (1925); Right: Vera Yermolayeva, "Good Boots," by N. Zabolotsky (1929)

Russian art of the Avant-garde was strongly influenced by the folk aesthetic of shop-signs and commercial advertising of the previous decades.


Leather shop on Nikolaevsky Street (now Marat St.)

Petersburg, 1910s


Street Cobblers

Petersburg, before 1913
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