El Lissitsky (1890-1941) was a Russian artist, polemicist and architect. He helped develop suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich, and designing numerous exhibition displays and propaganda works for the Soviet Union. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus and constructivist movements, and he experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20C graphic design.
Mieczyslaw Berman (Polish, 1903–1975) | Lindbergh II | 1927 | Exposure to Russian Constructivist poster design and to collages and photomontages by László Moholy-Nagy, Kurt Schwitters, and Hannah Höch provided sources of inspiration for the Constructivist collages he began to make in 1927. In 1930, when he discovered the political photomontages of John Heartfield published in "AIZ" ("Arbeiter Illustrierte-Zeitung"), his interest shifted to its potential as a political tool.