The Americans Key Art

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I really love the design of this promotional art for The Americans. The correlation to Soviet Era/ Construction propaganda art is clear in the angles of the guns.

I’m not sure what the yellow hue is meant to signify but visually it is quite striking.

While I do love the treatment of the R to signify the Russian alphabet(cyrillic?) I have tried that before on some personal work and was told that the backward R is actually a P in Russian, so it’s not perfect.

http://www.adweek.com/tv-video/how-fx-has-used-russia-to-market-each-season-of-the-americans/

Here’s an article that interviews the designers but it doesn’t get to this version. All the previous season’s art is pretty incredible.

It’s clear now that the yellow hue is meant to signify the golden promise of American culture so the reflection of the gold mixed with red must be the characters mixed emotions about their purpose and the pull between two opposing ideologies.

Brilliant!

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