The innovative and revolutionary duo, brothers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, left an undeniable mark on design history. Growing up in Moscow during a time of huge upheaval, their talented hands kept busy working in graphic design, sculpture and theater… quickly establishing them as members of the avant-garde during the 1920s and early 1930s.
The movie posters featured here, are incredible in their innovative visual aspects, using elements of Dada photomontage, implied motion, an exaggerated scale, distorted perspectives and a dynamic use of color and typography. Unlike most posters of the era, the brothers often used stills from the featured film collaged into the works. It was a style that would be quickly imitated by others.
The brothers worked together for a nine-year period (1924 – 1933), creating a huge catalogue of work, before Georgii was killed riding his motorcycle. Vladimir continued work on film posters, ultimately organizing the decorations for the 1947 May Day celebration in Moscow’s Red Square. You can find a superb collection of their movie posters at maeb-naeb-tab.blogspot.com.