POSTERS 3 – The Fairy Tale Became Truth

The Fairy Tale Became Truth poster of Gagarin

The Fairy Tale Became Truth, 1961

This poster celebrates the successful first manned orbit of the Earth. Yuri Gagarin became a global hero almost over night. Cosmonauts were the heroes of the Soviet Union and Gagarin was portrayed as Prometheus – giving fire to man. A stylised rocket dates the year and shows the nation responsible for this feat.

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