I designed this tileset through MapBox Studio Classic using CartoCSS. I tried to emulate the style of Russian Constructivism when styling the map (while having limited knowledge of evaluating art and movements).

I have always thought that the Russian propaganda posters were bold and somewhat beautiful in their own right. I aimed for a limited but solid color pallette, simple textures, and few outlines, mimicking iconic pieces of the movement such as “Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge.”

I made another version of the map which I also liked very much. It included more gold to reflect the colors of the soviet flag.

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