[Title in Russian; translated to : Who the death bears, that's himself in the end I'm sure I'll stretch my legs. (Google translation) ]
$100 / ≈ €87
During this time the threat of nuclear war had reached new heights not seen since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Fighting Pencils was a group of Soviet artists and designers who created a trove of propaganda material for the Communist government until the fall of the U.S.S.R in 1989.
What started as a group of artists drawing sketches to boost morale during the Siege of Leningrad quickly became one of the most effective propaganda arms of the Russian government. Numerous times throughout the history of the organization, it was disbanded because the satirical wit was turned against the Communist Party.
Their logo, a pencil overlaid across a palette, is a not-so-subtle reference to a gun – a weapon to be used in times of war and a powerful tool in times of peace.
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