UMKA Russian Rock Band

Concert poster for Russian Rock Band UMKA

Russian Band UMKA, Umka
Moscow, Russia
The Project

UMKA is Russia’s version of the Grateful Dead. I call this poster ‘Soviet Propaganda Meets Psychedelic.’ I let my imagination run wild, envisioning Cold-War era parades in Red Square transformed by the power of UMKA’s anti-establishment music. The homage to the ‘Dead’s’ dancing bears was deliberate and, I think, appropriate given the bear’s ubiquitous place in Russian culture.