Communist Era Store Windows Make You Long for Mother Russia

 - Oct 25, 2009   Updated: Aug 16 2011
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A lot of things are great in theory, but when put into practice, they fail. Just like Communism. But the good thing about Communism is that it gave us some very strange (and enlightening?) Communist-era store windows.

Capturing the advertisement and glammed free spaces, artist David Hlynsky captures what life was like without all the media noise. Although the lines for toilet paper were massive, these Communist-era store windows show a simpler/potentially dangerous time.

Implications - Fusing retro concepts with contemporary designs is an enticing way to gain consumer attention. Companies that incorporate nostalgic elements (as seen with these Bolshevik retail windows), will excite the customer appeal for times-gone-by.