Guest Post by Adjunct Professor Briar Levit. This was first published on the Bitch Magazine blog where she works as Art Director.
Stepanova and Popova, Stepanova Textile
As a graphic designer, my interests in innovative women of history are often strongest for those involved in visual arts. And as a former student of Russian and a devoted Russophile, my obsession with designers of post-revolutionary Russia is off the charts. Enter Varvara Stepanova and Liubov Popova. These two artist/designers were part of the original crew of Constructivists working within Lenin's ambitious "Plan of Monumental Propaganda" (1918). Although it sounds kind of scary