Design/Illustration: Valery Barykin
There’s a lot of cool illustration and painting coming out of Russia these days and much of it seems to be influenced by American popular culture. I know nothing about this illustrator (no Wikipedia page yet and minimal web presence), other then he fuses old pin-up style illustration with 40’s and 50’s propaganda design. Some of his pin-ups are direct copies of existing art such as the Gil Elvgren girl below right. If anyone speaks Russian or knows anything about Valery Barykin (his/her name is even spelled a few different ways) please let me know. All I know is he’s pretty damn good.