The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film catalogue
The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography,
Early Soviet Film catalogue

A historic exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York, The Power of Pictures explores early Soviet photography and film. It revisits a prominent moment in the convergence of art and politics, examining how media helped form and disseminate Communist ideology. Project Projects designed the exhibition catalogue, as well as exhibition graphics, in a way that references the radical content of the material presented without mimicking the radical gestures of the time. Instead, the design makes use of familiar contemporary design strategies that have origins in the avant-garde, including Constructivist image layouts, highlighting the resonance between historical and current design practices. Texts run consistently across the top of spreads, and images appear in dynamic compositions oriented toward the bottom of each page, evoking dialectical tension between image/text, high/low, image/affect. 

  • 9 × 11 ¼ inches
  • 240 pages, hardcover
2015