Sunday, 11 February 2018

Vladimir Bobri


'A Kiss is Round' 1958 is a book of poetry by Blossom Budney illustrated by Ukrainian illustrator and graphic designer Vladimir Bobri (1898-1986). As a young man Vladimir was swept up in the Russian revolution and fought on many sides before escaping amazingly by using a handmade passport. Vladimir worked in a great variety of media to survive in Europe, designing sets and costumes for the Russian ballet,  painting icons in Greece, eventually he emigrated to the USA in 1921where he worked as a graphic designer, soon his unique layouts and designs enabled him to have a successful freelance career designing for the New Yorker, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar. He was an avid guitarist and an incredible creative spirit.