Alcohol: Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters
What is it?
Alcohol is a brilliant book of Soviet anti-alcohol posters that have never been published before. The main focus of the book are the pieces that were created as part of Mikhail Gorbachev's anti-alcohol campaign of 1985, though it also includes some earlier artefacts from the 1960s through to the 1980s. The idea was that the posters were supposed to help sober up the soviet citizens by presenting all the evils of alcohol in a very graphic way. They depicted drunken people actually trapped inside the bottle, or a bottle of vodka depicted as a club about to crash down on the drinker's head with the slogan 'Drinking and hooliganism go hand in hand'. Published by Fuel the book has a great lenticular print on the cover of a man with a glass for a head and a bottle of wine being poured into it! Fuel are a design and publishing duo of Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell, who have created a lovingly crafted tribute to an obscure artistic genre. A fascinating a fun read!
What size is it?
Hard back, 21 X 12 x 3 cm approx. 247 pages.
How can I get it?
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