Proun 10 Painting, 1919. El Lissitzky was an important figure of the Russian avant garde, helping develop Suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich, and designing numerous exhibition displays and propaganda works for the former Soviet Union. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus and constructivist movements, and he experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20th-century graphic design.
Are you looking for a way to integrate drama in the classroom? Why not have students create a commercial to show understanding of persuasive techniques? This document includes a step-by-step project description and rubric for a commercial project. Students work in groups (3-4) and create short skits that include two persuasive/ propaganda techniques (bandwagon, snob appeal, etc.). (7-9)