08.12.2013 carla duschka
(...)  All in all, this book contains over 700 images. At each stage in the working process we eliminated a further 100 images. We stopped here. This distilled version provides a comprehensive overview of the period and completes the picture of communist-era utilitarian graphics, among others. The handful of medals and badges we have included provide merely another technical expression of the same type of composition found in the trademarks. We discovered common trends, common requirements and even common hands. Naturally, this is our own selection. We have divided the material into two categories: works expressed through geometric forms and those comprising the acronyms or full names of the institutions they represent. We also put much effort into including the captions, which may on occasion prove useful. //  With this third book, our editorial initiative to document the modest achievements of pre-1989 graphics comes to an end. However, we will continue to observe and report on this seemingly inexhaus­tible phenomenon via our website. We openly welcome any additions, corrections or opinions. There is still room for other perspectives.


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Ciprian Isac
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Available in Cărtureşti, Anthony Frost and Bastilia bookshops.
carla duschkaattended the graphic arts department at the University of Arts Bucharest and studied book design at the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. She works as a graphic designer at Atelierul de grafica Bucharest and is assistant lecturer at theUniversity of Arts. CD is co-founder of the GF project.
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