Friday, 18 December 2009

Russian Diary

Welcome in the New Year with a new diary. In the ICA bookshop they are selling some cracking diaries including this gem - the Russian Diary.

This diary is produced by Redstones who have pulled together a load of children's cartoons from Vladimir Mayakovsky, El Lissitzky, Nikolai Smirnov, Osip Mandelstam and many others. Through the 20s and 30s, in the early Soviet Union, there flowered briefly a golden age of children’s books. Great artists and writers, often prohibited from other work, created a benign and fabulous alternative world. It was a world made for children, where learning went hand-in-hand with enchantment.

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