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We’ve Integrated with Klarna to Make Art More Accessible

Krakonos & The Skiers | Czechoslovakia | 1980

Soviet posters were often printed by their thousands. But most were thrown away when the movie or movement was over. The rest usually ended off in attics or  basements where water, termites and time slowly destroyed them. The posters that survive today, in good condition, are increasingly rare. As prices continue to rise, finding ways to make art more accessible is something I’ve been thinking about. 

Klarna is a Swedish technology company known for its buy-now pay later business model. When I was growing up, buy-now, pay-later came with hidden fees and predatory interest rates. Instead of charging the customer interest, Klarna charges the retailer. Customers can split the cost of a purchase over several monthly instalments or pay in full up to 30 days later. No interest. No fees. Ever. 

Art isn’t just an investment, it’s a connection. It’s about owning something that resonates on a personal level. By integrating with Klarna and providing free global shipping we’re making art just a little bit more accessible. 

You can use Klarna to shop a few of my favourites below or browse our full collection here.

Swindler | Poland | 1974£350.00
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Further Reading

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What's in a Name? Comrade Kiev becomes Comrade Kyiv

A flea market in Kyiv was where it all began. I stumbled across a collection of almost 100 posters and instead of buying just a few, I bought them all. In that moment, I knew I had to share them with the wider world. Over the past few years, I’ve built a purpose driven business selling original vintage posters from Ukraine and many of the other former Soviet Republics. Today, I’m righting a wrong by changing our name from Comrade Kiev to Comrade Kyiv.

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Celebrating 60 Years of Humans in Space with a New Tour

60 years ago today, humans left Earth for the first time. On 12th April 1961, Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, achieved Godlike status when he orbited the earth for 1 hour and 48 minutes onboard the Vostok 1. From outer space, borders vanish; and the conflicts that divide nations fade away. Space is our future.

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Announcing Sustainable, Ethical, Design-led Tours to the Former USSR

Posters tell the stories of the USSR. But not the whole story. The rest needs to be experienced. I’ve had several customers ask for advice on travelling to the former Soviet republics. In my own experience, I’ve found that travelling to many of these countries is often difficult. I wanted to change that.

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How We're Building a Purpose Led Business

In 2019, we made the decision to donate 1% of all Comrade Kiev’s revenue to causes that align to our values. Every year, we’re increasing that percentage by 1% until 10% of revenue goes towards supporting impactful causes As a small business, every dollar counts, but our moral obligation cannot wait.

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