LIMITED EDITION STAPLETOWN CALENDAR POSTER
135GR SILK COATED PAPER • A2 (420x594MM)
300EX HAND-NUMBERED OUT OF PRINT

ADDITIONAL PRINT OF 200EX

WELCOME TO STAPLETOWN
WHERE EVERYONE IS HAPPY BY DEFAULT

«On 17 January 1938, shortly before a planned visit to New York City, the artist and Soviet propagandist Gustav Klutsis was arrested in Moscow and, six weeks later, killed on Stalin’s order.  
Some thanks, you want to say.  
After all, Klutsis, in collaboration with his wife, Valentina Kulagina, made on-command eye candy out of some of the regime’s dreariest and most long-winded slogans, like ‘Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country’.  
The obvious and easy questions to ask here are those which raise the inevitability of Klutsis’s death: ‘Do politics and art mix?’, whatever mixing might mean, or ‘Is an artist working for the government already dead?’


We’ve got it all wrong.  

Obvious and easy questions aren’t going to get us anywhere.  ‘How can politics and art not mix?’ is better, but still, this sets up two camps: politics, over there, far away, and resolutely not an artform; and art, something more proletarian, perhaps, and resolutely not a legitimate form of political discourse.  It’s one or the other (...).
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PROLETARIAN EDITION

• limited to 100 hand-numbered copies
• 36 pages including
silver foiled insert
• A6 postcard of Stapletown
• official Stapletown stickers
• limited edition «Proletarian Pride» Stapletown sticker

• Stapletown building plan to build your own utopia

MINISTERIAL EDITION

• limited to 100 hand-numbered copies
• 36 pages including
gold foiled insert
• 2 colors building plan letterpress insert printed by
Dexterity Press
• Stapletown photo set printed on FujiFilm Crystal Fujicolor  Supreme
• official Stapletown stickers

• 36 pages of devotion to constructivism & cheap office art
• limited editions of 200 numbered copies
• printed on high quality recycled paper
• eco-inks + other green standards
• 2 editions available
• book preview here

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RETROSPECTIVE
OF WHAT WAS ONCE
STAPLETOWN

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