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Posters of the Golden Age of Soviet Cosmonauts

1) In the Name of Peace, 1959 – Mother Russia calling, the inspiration for this first space race poster.

2) The Road is Open for Humans, 1960 – Focusing on the two dogs Belka and Strelka, that were sent into space by the soviets ahead of human missions.

3) The Fairy Tale Became Truth, 1961 – Celebration of the day when Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.

4) Happy New Year Kids! 1964 – Depicting the significance of the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, by showing a boy and a girl and showing the way is open for every child to dream of going to space.

5) Glory of the Space Heroes – Glory of the Soviet People! 1963 – Trying to convey the sentiment that all Russians are apart of and proud of their achievements in space. Behind the cosmonauts there are scientists, foundry workers, ground staff.

6) Through the Worlds and Centuries, 1965 – With new design aesthetics influenced by western film and commercialism, the poster hints at the possibility of further space exploration – A man on the moon.

(BBC)