The poster is one of the brightest examples of the Soviet art. From the late 1920s through the 1970s, this art form created its own language in the Soviet Union. From the “Post-Avantgarde” of 1920-1936, to the clean-cut Socialist Realism of the 1950s, and to the more modern language of the 1960s-1970s, the posters tell a story of politics, the people, and the art tendencies in the Soviet Union.
Some of the artist have kept the original artwork later made into posters. The traditional media for posters was gouache or tempera, and the artwork was usually made oversized, by app. 20%, for technical reasons, in relation to the printing process.