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

Chto ni stranitsa to slon to l'vitsa
Что ни страница то слон то львица

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

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