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Protecting our Planet: Vintage Environmental Posters

The Soviet Union was proactive when it came to environmental protection. In the 1890s, nature sanctuaries were established all across Russia. Intended to be kept ‘forever wild’, access by the public was restricted in order to protect these sites of particular natural or cultural heritage

Environmental protection was enough of a priority in 1972 – that both the USSR and the USA signed the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection. Artists were directed to create nature themed posters that reminded people to keep the streams clean or that “April is the Month of Cleanliness”. But despite promising public policy and bold propaganda posters, the USSR is home to one of the worst ecological disasters of the 20th century. Read more

Life Threatening | Lithuania | 1983£450.00
Flora | Russia | 1990£600.00
The Decoration of Our Homeland is in Your Hands | Russia | 1980£100.00
Hello Birds! We are Happy with You | Russia | 1980£200.00
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