Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Some Gorgeous Midcentury Modern Eastern Bloc Designs Part One


I am scanning in old Eastern Europe images this morning.


They look like stamps, and  they're the right size to be stamps, but there's no perforations or glue on the back. 

I don't know what they are, but they sure are pretty. 

But the color printing, the art direction ... wow! Gorgeous midcentury Eastern bloc design. 


These must have been used for advertising something. Maybe uncut sheets of matchbook covers? I'm spitballing.


Some are in Czech, some look like Russian. The smallest are about one inch by one inch, with the largest about 3" x 2".

I got them at the flea market in Arundel, Maine. The dude selling them had no idea what they were or where he got them.

These are all hi res scans, so right-click and take a good look!

 More here.

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