WEEK EIGHT, PRODUCT 1

Soviet Bus Stops

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sovietbusstops/soviet-bus-stops-limited-edition-photo-book

First up this week is fascinating! It’s called Soviet Bus Stops and it is a Kickstarter project that aims to create a photobook of the numerous beautifully designed bus stops across the former Soviet Union.

What’s fascinating is that there are so many striking stops that were built at a time when the government built nearly every structure according to one, functionalist design.

These curious stops are truly amazing, if not anomalous. The most logical interpretation seems to be that, of all the public structures the government built, this is the one that required the least approval and so became the creative outlet of a repressed generation.

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