About Kosmograd Newsfeed
This is the latest version of the Kosmograd Newsfeed, which has been published since 2005 by Martin Gittins.
The main focus of the blog is architecture and the city, viewed through the lens of Soviet Constructivism, and encompassing themes such as branding and city self-image, Suprematism, disurbanism, space travel, edgelands, borders, landscapes, drosscapes, virtual realities, representations.
I am also a sucker for axonometrics, hexagons and space planes.
About Marty here.
Moscow, long since over-run by huge billboards, seemingly making up for lost time, can now boast possibly the worlds biggest. At more than 6000 m2, the ad for BMW cars includes a number of cars stuck to it, turning the vertical surface into a virtual racetrack, the city rendered as pure autopia.
Inevitably, the discussion on the Kanye West blog soon turns to the relative merits of Beemers over Benzs.