Rosta windows or satirical Rosta windows (Russian
: Окна сатиры Роста, Okna satiry Rosta
) were stencil
created by artists and poets within the Rosta system, under the supervision of the Chief Committee of Political Education during 1919-21. Inheriting the Russian
design traditions of lubok
, the main topics were current political events. They were usually displayed in windows, hence the name.
The design featured graphical simplicity suitable for viewing from distance and often used lubok
-styled sequences of pictures according to some plot, similar to modern comics
. The posters were not printed but rather painted with cut-out stencils made from cardboard. Once the required number of posters was painted, the stencils were sent to another city and put in circulation throughout the Soviet Union.
Ward, Alex (2008). Power to the People: Early Soviet Propaganda Posters in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
. London, UK, Ashgate, ISBN 0-85331-981-2
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