Art Institute Promotes Upcoming TASS WWII Art Exhibit Through Tumblr
By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 14, 2011 6:20PM
The Hour Approaches, May 26, 1944, Stencil, 1316 x 1040 mm, Mikhail Mikhailovich Cheremnykh (1890-1962), Dem'ian Bednyi (1883-1945)
TASS produced hundreds of posters like these - one for nearly every day the Soviets were involved in the war - for storefront windows. Most of these posters, ranging anywhere from five to ten feet tall, haven't been seen since in close to seventy years.
To help promote the exhibit (which runs through Oct. 23), the Art Institute has set up a Tumblr page that is updated with a new poster regularly. We're struck by the detail of the stencils and the bold colors used in the posters.
Tickets for Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945 are available by clicking here.