Ten Designs by Erté

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Born Roman Petrovich Tyrtov, El Lissitzky’s near-contemporary and fellow Russian was also an exceptionally talented designer whose career, under the name Erté, would follow a very different trajectory.

Romain de Tirtoff – “Erté”
23 November 1892 – 21 April 1990

Scheherazade, 1870

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Opium, 1983-90

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Daniel Torres, Opium
Daniel Torres, Opium
Daniel Torres, Opium
Daniel Torres, Opium

For the Voice, 1920

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A prime example of Lissitzky’s revolutionary typography and book design

The Constructor

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One of the greatest and most influential designers of the 20th century, born 124 years ago today

Lazar Markovich Lissitzky
23 November 1890 – 30 December 1941

Eight Prouns by El Lissitzky

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The exact meaning of “Proun” was never fully revealed, with some suggesting that it is a contraction of proekt unovisa (designed by UNOVIS) or proekt utverzhdenya novogo (Design for the confirmation of the new). Later, Lissitzky defined them ambiguously as “the station where one changes from painting to architecture.”

Scheherazade, 1895

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