No doubt Lithuanian design studio Gyva Grafika’s creative staff looked back to their own formative experiences when conceiving Urban Soviet Stickers, though the original apartment dwellers might prefer to shut out those outside vistas when they drew their blinds. Time hasn’t healed those wounds, either. To quote one of the commenters at PetaPixel, “Lived it, don’t care much to see it again.” Fair enough but with that said, former residents aren’t the target market.
Today’s affluent, westernized consumers ARE the market for Urban Soviet Stickers, if not in their homes than inside their bars, restaurants and trendy shops. Indeed, the real world debut of these historical vignettes took place inside the bathroom of the Galeria Urbana bar in Kaunas, Lithuania, according to The Calvert Journal.
Each Urban Soviet Sticker measures 146mm x 146mm (5.75 sq in), presumably the standard ceramic tile size. Stick the sticker to the tile’s face, affix the tile to the wall, rinse and repeat until you run out of tiles and/or wall space. Then go line up for three hours at Gyva Grafika’s online shop to buy more… we’re kidding!