Philip Pullman “How children's books thrived under Stalin” http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/oct/11/russian-children-books-illustration-stalin
“Inside the Rainbow: Russian children's literature 1920-1935 - in pictures” http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2013/oct/11/illustration
Julian Rothenstein and Olga Budashevskaya Inside the Rainbow: Russian Children's Literature 1920-35: Beautiful Books, Terrible Timesという本の紹介。
Before full colour blossomed into British children's books with Brian Wildsmith and John Burningham in the 1960s, the old two-colour printing was common in books for young readers. It was cheap, and at its worst it was deadly dull. In 1920s Russia, however, El Lissitzky, among others, was showing how it could sparkle with modernist brilliance. The black and red of his About Two Squares (1922) are not trying to be anything other than deep black and brilliant red, and they succeed triumphantly, just as they do in his powerful propaganda poster Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge of 1919, a classic example of how to make abstraction instantly readable.
The lithographic process used in many of these examples had a direct influence on the development of children's books in Britain. In 1939 the designer Noel Carrington, a great admirer of Soviet children's books, persuaded Allen Lane to add a Puffin series to the Penguins and Pelicans that had become so successful. Lithography was important here, because by getting the artist to draw directly on to the stone and printing from that, publishers could avoid the time and expense of a photographic stage.