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Whatever Page You Look At, There's an Elephant or a Lioness

Cyrillic Title: 
Что ни страница то слон то львица
Page Number: 
9
Publisher: 
Place of Publication: 
Tiflis
Year of Publication: 
1928
Style: 
Avant-garde
Materials & Techniques: 
Typography, Color Lithography

The revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky’s picturebook Whatever Page You Look At, There’s an Elephant or a Lioness (1928), playfully welcomes children into a world of the book as it self-consciously confuses the space between fiction (the page) and the real world (animals). Illustrated by the avant-garde artist Kirill Zdanevich, it shares many features with avant-garde graphic design, typography, and illustration.

Sara Weld