When creating relevant and effective propaganda, the Soviet Union needed to take into account the state’s inhabitants and the range of languages, ethnicities and religions that they shared. Specific groups were targeted with posters in relevant languages, such as this poster in Arabic from the 1920s depicting a prediction of the ruthless and dispassionate bombing of a city and civilians.
The Nightmare of Future Wars - Workers of the World, Unite!
Red Star Over Russia
Date of work
Lithograph on paper 53.5 x 71 cm Tate. Purchased 2016. The David King Collection at Tate
Red Star over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905 – 55
at Tate Modern marks the centenary of the October Revolution with a remarkable display of the collection of the late photographer and graphic designer David King (1943 - 2016), offering a visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union. Using selected works from King’s incredible collection of over 250,000 items relating to the period, the show will chart how political events changed the face of art and graphic design, with a lasting impact still felt today.