The Soviet Union had a long, complicated relationship with alcohol over the years, creating a vast array of anti-alcohol posters dedicated to educating as to the perils of the demon drink. Eerie, unsettling and strangely moving, the artworks aimed to quell the damage drinking was inflicting on society. Highlighting ads produced from the 1960s to the Gobachev reign of the 1980s, this new book, simply entitled, Alcohol, captures the creativity and stunning graphic design utilized to stop citizens reaching for the bottle.

Warning against the social and personal effects of alcohol, the posters include translated slogans, captioned with demonizing epitaphs like “Little by little you end up with a hooligan”. Published by Fuel Design, Alcohol includes two essays alongside the previously unpublished Soviet anti-alcohol posters.

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