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(Retronaut)   Gallery of old Soviet space propaganda posters. "Fatherland You lighted the star of progress and peace. Glory to the science, glory to the labor Glory to the Soviet regime"   (retronaut.co) divider line 47
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2012-02-17 08:33:47 AM
Some of these are actually quite gorgeous. And begging to be Photoshopped, of course.
 
2012-02-17 08:53:54 AM
Now see, this is why Nasa has gone tits up (as the Brits like to say). They never put out a bunch of bad-ass space program posters.
 
2012-02-17 09:04:44 AM

Old enough to know better: Now see, this is why USSR has gone tits up (as the Brits like to say). They never thought God would be mad.

 
2012-02-17 09:05:53 AM
No place like a Soviet Space Propaganda thread for an oldie but googie.

Zlad-Elektronik Supersonik (new window)

/Darth Vapor
 
2012-02-17 09:21:16 AM
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IMPERIALISTS GONNA HATE
 
2012-02-17 09:23:42 AM
Both the Nazis and the Communists tried to push "socialist realism" as a legitimate school of art. I'm not sure if it qualifies as fine art or falls into that grey area where advertising and political cartooning reside.
Most of it (from the thirties on forward) seems pretty damn awful to me.
 
2012-02-17 09:24:17 AM
cdn1.retronaut.co
SOVIET MICRO-SCHEMES - BIGGEST MICRO-SCHEMES IN THE WORLD
 
2012-02-17 09:25:18 AM
These are very cool, at least in this space-nerd-who-studied-russian-in-college's opinion. I'll have to do some searching to see if I can find some high-res versions.
 
2012-02-17 09:31:57 AM
k.wigflip.com
 
2012-02-17 09:34:10 AM
cdn2.retronaut.cofandomania.com
 
2012-02-17 09:40:37 AM
Knowing those dogs were killed as part of the mission's plan, it is kind of sad.
 
2012-02-17 09:47:04 AM
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
 
2012-02-17 10:06:43 AM
"Glory to the conquerors of the universe!" -- Is that a Dalek?
 
2012-02-17 10:15:04 AM
AMERICA FARK YEEEEAH!
 
2012-02-17 10:23:44 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-17 10:23:50 AM
i290.photobucket.com
For wrestling...."CHAMP UP IN THIS biatch!!!!"

i290.photobucket.com
For fun...."Sons of October field goal is up....and it's good."
 
2012-02-17 10:41:51 AM

rudemix: No place like a Soviet Space Propaganda thread for an oldie but googie.

Zlad-Elektronik Supersonik (new window)

/Darth Vapor


Not sure if serious, but FWIW "Zlad" is actually an Australian comedian. Forget the guy's real name, though.
 
2012-02-17 10:49:11 AM
I would have also accepted...

"To infinity...and the bread line!"
 
2012-02-17 11:29:53 AM
The Soviets had all the best propaganda; there's just nothing like weighty omnipotence suggested by having your national anthem sung by a thousand person strong male choir. The fiancee and I met in Russian class in college and we thought it would be amusing to have the exit song of the wedding be a Soviet military march. But then again, we're getting married in Texas around the 4th of July and her father's side of the family is rather strongly conservative, so we weren't sure if we would be able to make it out alive.
 
2012-02-17 11:33:54 AM
Why is that woman holding a wheel bearing, in a space poster?

What size tires do Soviet rockets use?!
 
kab
2012-02-17 11:55:34 AM
Thank god we'd never do anything like that here.
 
2012-02-17 11:57:33 AM
I thought the Soviets went with "Motherland?"
 
2012-02-17 12:08:25 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
kab
2012-02-17 12:52:41 PM
"Compost for the Kremlin Wall.,
fed to blooms on Lenin's grave...
Marvel as we heroes crawl
to our deaths so brave!"
said Yuri to solemn friend.
"Soyuz will be a martyr's end."
"You cannot die in my stead,"
he replied. "You bring the Moon."
He turned, hiding tears he'd shed,
and walked to his tomb.
Gagarin unsheathed his cross,
and prayed to sway a brother's loss.
 
2012-02-17 12:56:17 PM

jso2897: Both the Nazis and the Communists tried to push "socialist realism" as a legitimate school of art. I'm not sure if it qualifies as fine art or falls into that grey area where advertising and political cartooning reside.
Most of it (from the thirties on forward) seems pretty damn awful to me.


"Socialist Realism" was for the posters. But I actually met a guy who studied art in the Soviet Union, and the official state art-form was impressionism. (new window) shiat you not. This guy was a wonderful artist, and he spent most of the 70s learning how to do what the French did at the turn of the century.
 
2012-02-17 01:16:09 PM

Robo Beat: rudemix: No place like a Soviet Space Propaganda thread for an oldie but googie.

Zlad-Elektronik Supersonik (new window)

/Darth Vapor

Not sure if serious, but FWIW "Zlad" is actually an Australian comedian. Forget the guy's real name, though.


Seriosu that it's fun in this thread. I wasn't sure where Zlad is from, but I've doubted his authentic USSR-ness since first seeing this. Does this comedian have any other stuff out there, because Zlad is winning?
 
2012-02-17 02:44:32 PM
SPACE IS FABULOUS!
i290.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-17 03:26:27 PM

Shrugging Atlas: I thought the Soviets went with "Motherland?"


They use both.

Technically, the word they use for Motherland (родина) means "birthplace". Sometimes in a gush of sentimentality, they will say "mother birthplace".

"Fatherland", in the sense of "land of forebears", evokes patriotism. So the Fatherland calls on you to protect the Motherland. That sort of thing.
 
2012-02-17 03:29:45 PM

Generation_D: Knowing those dogs were killed as part of the mission's plan, it is kind of sad.


The poster is a tribute to the dogs. The caption means, roughly, "The path has been opened for humanity."
 
2012-02-17 03:40:44 PM
i20.photobucket.com

I somehow missed the "top-hatted, golf-playing bullet robot on the Moon" phase of the Soviet space program. Could be an early Crow T. Robot prototype.
 
2012-02-17 04:09:25 PM

ivan: Shrugging Atlas: I thought the Soviets went with "Motherland?"

They use both.

Technically, the word they use for Motherland (родина) means "birthplace". Sometimes in a gush of sentimentality, they will say "mother birthplace".

"Fatherland", in the sense of "land of forebears", evokes patriotism. So the Fatherland calls on you to protect the Motherland. That sort of thing.


Very interesting, I had no idea. Thank you sir!

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2012-02-17 06:44:39 PM
i286.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-17 09:50:48 PM
media.comicvine.com

Which reminds me, was always going to read more of this. Any good?
 
2012-02-17 10:18:07 PM

calbert: [k.wigflip.com image 520x268]


WIN
 
2012-02-18 02:43:55 AM
I don't speak Russian (but I play one on TV), yet something tells me that

ΠОКОРИМ КОСМОС

would translate as "conquer the cosmos" (or "conquer space") versus "conquer the space", mostly because A) cosmos is right in the damn poster B) conquer the space makes no sense.
 
2012-02-18 03:38:36 AM
i20.photobucket.com: On Red Mars grenade catches you. is this thing on?
 
2012-02-18 06:04:24 AM
I thought that the majority (i.e. not the ones extolling glorious Marxist-Leninist Socialism, etc.) were rather sweet. And I'd certainly like to have some on my walls. Thank you, Subby!

/Yes, I grew up in the '70s and know what an awful oppressive regime it was
 
2012-02-18 11:22:56 AM
Those translations are horrible. Did someone just run them through Babelfish?
 
2012-02-18 02:47:21 PM
i20.photobucket.com

I see they heard about Alan Shepard.

That's funny as hell.
 
2012-02-18 05:59:05 PM

rudemix: Robo Beat: rudemix: No place like a Soviet Space Propaganda thread for an oldie but googie.

Zlad-Elektronik Supersonik (new window)

/Darth Vapor

Not sure if serious, but FWIW "Zlad" is actually an Australian comedian. Forget the guy's real name, though.

Seriosu that it's fun in this thread. I wasn't sure where Zlad is from, but I've doubted his authentic USSR-ness since first seeing this. Does this comedian have any other stuff out there, because Zlad is winning?


Link (new window)
 
2012-02-18 10:20:53 PM

DarnoKonrad: jso2897: Both the Nazis and the Communists tried to push "socialist realism" as a legitimate school of art. I'm not sure if it qualifies as fine art or falls into that grey area where advertising and political cartooning reside.
Most of it (from the thirties on forward) seems pretty damn awful to me.

"Socialist Realism" was for the posters. But I actually met a guy who studied art in the Soviet Union, and the official state art-form was impressionism. (new window) shiat you not. This guy was a wonderful artist, and he spent most of the 70s learning how to do what the French did at the turn of the century.


"Socialist Realism" just seems like so much of a "Us vs. Them" thing. To me, I would simply call it, "illustration" and be done with it.
But I do concede that it is unique and stands out on it's own merit and is recognizable to a frame of time and mind.

but generally?, its illustration.
 
2012-02-18 10:50:03 PM

Foundling: Why is that woman holding a wheel bearing, in a space poster?

What size tires do Soviet rockets use?!


Who cares? She's hot!
 
2012-02-18 11:16:36 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-02-19 12:36:09 AM
Clockwork Kumquat

Actually, I think the Russian lesbians could beat ours.
 
2012-02-19 03:09:03 AM
Damn Kumquat, you be hardcase!
 
2012-02-19 01:04:37 PM

Old enough to know better: Now see, this is why Nasa has gone tits up (as the Brits like to say). They never put out a bunch of bad-ass space program posters.


The Crew of STS-134 begs to differ...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-20 08:45:41 PM
Why did they make that mission patch look like Jar Jar Binks?
 
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