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The gory and grotesque art of Soviet antireligious propaganda

The gory and grotesque art of Soviet antireligious propaganda | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

 The images below are from the Soviet anti-religious magazine, Bezbozhnik, which translates to “Atheist” or “The Godless.” It ran from 1922 to 1941, and its daily edition, “The Godless at the Workplace,” ran from 1923 to 1931. The scathing publication was founded by the League of Militant Atheists, an organization of the Soviet Communist Party members, members of its youth league, workers and veterans, so while it was in many ways a party project, it was not state-sponsored satire.

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Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

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The shortcomings in design and layout, however, do not diminish the book’s capacity to serve as a resource for Kent’s work, which in itself makes the strongest case for her ongoing relevance.

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The Kumbh Mela in 2013: Daniel Berehulak's View

The Kumbh Mela in 2013: Daniel Berehulak's View | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, at the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. Lasting 55 days, it is celebrated at the holy site of Sangam in Allahabad; in 2013, by the time it’s over, around 100 million people will have made the pilgrimage to the festival.

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