2004 happens to be UK/Russia year of culture.
First salvo of events includes Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen which opens January 17, 2014 at GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design in London.
What's on offer:
"The 1920s saw the advent of new and radical graphic design created to advertise silent films across the Soviet Union. Film posters of this era have become masterpieces in their own right, produced at a time when innovative on-screen techniques were being incorporated into the design of advertisements. Some 30 works by the brothers Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg, Yakov Ruklevsky, Aleksandr Naumov, Mikhail Dlugach and Nikolai Prusakov, will be on display.
The exhibit is co-curated by Elena Sudakova, director of GRAD, and film critic and art historian Lutz Becker.
It runs until March 29, 2014.
(* Illustration above from GRAD exhibit pages)