Wednesday, 7 February 2007

El Lissitsky

El Lissitsky's children's book 'Of Two Squares' tells a story about Communism with minimal colour and text. Each simple illustration is contained in a box with the text positioned at the side, some of the words look like they are falling out of the pictures at strange angles. As this is a children's book, I think this inventive approach to the layout of the words would help engage it's young readers. The simple visual elements of geometric shapes and limited colour get the Communist message across to children in the most simplest of ways.

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