|"Glory to work!"|
|Завод імені В.О. Малишева (that's Ukrainian for Factory "V.O. Malishev"), founded over 100 years ago. It's produced everything from tractors to tanks and even designed flame-thrower tanks! This year they landed a $50 million contract producing tank parts for Pakistan.|
This idea first came to my attention when a set of notebooks caught my eye in the supermarket. They were blank children's school notebooks, each based on an old propaganda poster but remade to say something along the lines of "you'd better do your homework and be a good student!" Sadly, I didn't have much cash at that point, nor a camera phone, so those notebooks live on only in my memory. The back-to-school supplies are out now but all of them feature pictures of BMWs, boxers, and butterflies.
This famous poster from the 1920s is all over the place, most noticeably at cell phone shops throughout the city...
Here he is in a newspaper for Russian-speakers living in England-
|Have you done your tax return?|
Or perhaps you would prefer to join OpenStack?
|A student showed up to class in this t-shirt one day.|
This picture from the meat section at Central Market is one of my favorites-
|Have you bought pork?|
Here's a woman reminding you to keep your mouth shut-
|Quiet, low prices!|
(*not really. For the full story, read my post on the MMM scheme and how it defrauded an entire nation.)
|I'm buying my wife boots, 2013 window ad in a Ukrainian shoe store|
It's been fun to hunt down all of these re-purposed ads, but what I'll really remember is the beauty of the old murals and mosiacs, slowly crumbling away.