Category Archives: EASTERN EUROPE

Russian Agatha Christie book

This intriguing cover was one I got most attached to at the book market in Lviv (I managed to smuggle it home too) Printed in Moscow in 1991 this is actually a copy of The Listerdale Mystery, one of the … Continue reading

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Mysterious looking Russian covers…

 These are some more of my choice picks from the Ukraine – some spectacularly sinister undertones to these particular covers.  The more contemporary title one with the multiple faces is just quietly terrifying.   The triangles and angular shapes in … Continue reading

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Russian & Polish covers

Another crop of excellent covers from Lviv’s book market.  Some eye catching typography and Constructivist reference points as well as some classic late 60’s/early 70’s psychedelic and puzzling looking designs too.  This cover below with the black and white building … Continue reading

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Polish & Soviet Union children’s book cover illustrations

Some real favourites of mine from the Ukraine hoard here.  I guess a lot of these are children’s titles. Otherwise they’re obviously manuals about standard adult subject matter involving wolves in suits and men in psychedelic mirrors.   Interestingly the covers … Continue reading

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More book covers from Lviv

More book covers from the book market in Lviv here.  Have been trying to make groups of those that share similar visual aspects but they’re all so uniquely out there in their appearance that this is proving pretty difficult!  So … Continue reading

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Soviet Union Christmas postcards

  Predictable festive post action, of course, but these beautiful postcards found at a flea market in the Ukraine needed to be seen regardless of the season. The first postcard in particular has such a cosy, innocent, vintage feel to … Continue reading

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Soviet Covers II

A few more covers from the same Ukranian book market – some brilliant examples of the power of basic shapes to make a bold impact. I really noticed the simplicity and strength of these covers as they lay there nestled … Continue reading

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