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“Avant-garde 100” Releases Literary Homage via Graphic Design

The book celebrates the maitres of cultural vanguard.

“Avant-garde 100” is a compilation of portraits of art masters who worked at the beginning of the 20th century. It’s a creative take on the vanguard of Russian culture – personas who became creative mentors – and depicts the lifestyle and constructive creed within the graphic design medium. The book is a summation of the large-scale project by the students of Boris Trofimov and Alexei Veselovsky’s studios and creative laboratory. The group behind “Avant-garde 100” previously created graphic designs based upon the neologisms of Velimir Khlebnikov, which were exhibited on billboards throughout Moscow. The book creators have reflected upon, among others: Dziga Vertov, El Lissitzky, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Vladimir Tatlin, Sergei Eisenstein, and Igor Stravinsky.