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The Race to Space: Vintage Space Propaganda Posters

Space was the dramatic arena for an ideological struggle between Communism and Capitalism. The USSR understood the power of the image and the Space Race was one of the central motifs of Soviet propaganda posters. Cosmonauts like Yuri Gagarin were a common feature in Soviet propaganda posters.

New designs were often released to celebrate anniversaries or new technological breakthroughs. In them, cosmonauts were depicted as explorers of new worlds, looking boldly back at the viewer. Space was the dramatic arena for an ideological struggle between Communism and Capitalism. The most famous Soviet artists like A. Lemeshchenko and V. Viktorov created some of the most famous posters of the era which are potent reminders of the stratospheric ambitions of the Soviet regime. The ones that survive today are highly sought after. Read more

"We've Inspected the Sky Inside & Outside. No Gods or Angels Were Found" | Russia | 1964£1,500.00
12 April - Cosmonauts Day | Russia | 1989£350.00
12th April Cosmonauts Day | Russia | 1985£400.00
The Noah's Ark Principle | Czechoslovakia | 1987£450.00
Create, Invent, Try! | Russia | 1982£200.00
12th April -The First Great Step of Humankind into Space - Triptych | Russia | 1989£2,500.00
Teddy Bear in Space | Lithuania | 1980£500.00
Towards Unknown Worlds | Russia | 1980£200.00
11th FAI World Gliding Champions | Poland | 1968£700.00
The Soviet Union - The Motherland of Exploration | Belarus | 1986£900.00
It is for You, Humanity! | Russia | 1966£750.00
Joint Russian-Syrian (USSR) Flight | Russia | 1987£750.00
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