El Lissitzky

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El Lissitzky (November 23, 1890 – December 30, 1941),
was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, typographer,
polemicist and architect. He was an important figure of the Russian avant garde, helping develop suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich, and designing numerous exhibition displays and propaganda works for the former Soviet Union. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus and
constructivist movements, and he experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20th-century graphic design.



1. CCCP na stroike, No. 1, 19 pages, with a couple of images in full margins. 42 x 30cm. illustrated original magazine Moscow, OGIZ, January, 1932



2. On new systems in Art ( O Novykh Systemakh V Iskusstve. Statika i skorost ), 1919, hand-written text by K. Malevich, cover design by El Lissitzky (continued on back cover). The entire book, with the exception of the covers, were printed by hand-pulled lithography. Edition around 100, but the examples, stored in Vitebsk were destryoed during the II.WW.


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