BOOK REVIEW: Soviet Space Graphics – Cosmic Visions from the USSR

BOOK REVIEW: Soviet Space Graphics – Cosmic Visions from the USSR

This new fabulous book of visuals published via Phaidon Books captures a time in space travel when the likes of Scotty beamed up Captain Kirk and Luke Skywalker was just beginning his quest to find out who the gruff voiced dark villain helping the actual space traveller to look and feel as cool as these Soviet space pioneers as covered enthusiastically here. 

BOOK REVIEW: Soviet Space Graphics – Cosmic Visions from the USSR

Spanning over 250 wonderful illustrations capturing many different angles of related space travel including hands launching rockets skywards, a 1968 sky ride featuring elated children, dragonflies with space helmets plus super towns featuring trams circling around space camps these images were all a daydream come true for children looking for their career options at school.

BOOK REVIEW: Soviet Space Graphics – Cosmic Visions from the USSR

Whilst not completely featuring aliens that phoned home or bubble shaped spaceships that helped a young navigator circle the globe this enchanting and charming book is a fascinating read, with detailed liner notes on each piece of artwork plus extensive details of where the contents have been culled from including iconic magazines Iskatel, Smena and Yunyy Tekhnik the research and overall visual impact is breath taking, Tim Peak if you’re ready this get your intergalactic hands around this!

Soviet Space Graphics can be purchased via the following link

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