A white and red banner image of a flag. The center stripe is white and shows workers with horses and cows.

INTERWAR LATVIA: An Experiment in Graphic Design & Book Publishing, 1918–1939


Latvia declared its independence in November 1918 and realized it in 1920, following centuries of oppression from Russia and Baltic Germany. The country was finally able to enjoy cultural, economic and, initially at least, political freedom. Owing to internal political stress, the latter was revoked by an authoritarian government in 1934, but economic prosperity still ensued. All of it came …