onsdag den 12. maj 2010

Maps that changed the world



By PETER BARBER, Head of Map Collections at the British Library

1. BE ON GUARD! 1921

The infant USSR was threatened with invasion, famine and social unrest. To counter this, brilliant designers such as Dimitri Moor were employed to create pro-Bolshevik propaganda.

Using a map of European Russia and its neighbours, Moor's image of a heroic Bolshevik guard defeating the invading 'Whites' helped define the Soviet Union in the Russian popular imagination.

Be on Guard!

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