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"Greetings to the world’s largest Dnieprostroi Hydroelectric Station that has started operating. Long live the most productive workers of socialist construction. DGES !"
This poster announces the completion of the Dnieprostroi Hydroelectric Station (DGES) that was built on the Dnieper River, the third largest river in Europe. Soviet architects designed the dam and its buildings while a U.S. team assisted with the engineering. The dam was the biggest in the world when completed in 1932 and the project was a tremendous achievement for the First Five-Year Plan of the Soviet nation.
The designer of this poster is Gustav Klutsis.
About The Collection
Poster Plakat is a private collection of Soviet and Eastern Bloc political ephemera spanning 1916 to 1991. The collection contains over 1,000 original posters, poster maquettes and political leaflets from windowpane-sized posters up to large, multi-panel broadsides. Numerous artists are represented such as
Gustav Klutsis, Victor Deni, Nikolai Dolgorukov, Vladimir Stenberg, the Kukryniksy, Viktor Koretsky, and hundreds more. All posters are linen backed and ready for display.
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THE POSTER DATABASE
The database behind Poster Plakat is the most complete informational repository for Soviet and Eastern Bloc political posters anywhere on the Internet. The system was conceived by the owner of Poster Plakat and developed for the web by Deko Design, Inc. The database uses Algolia search support, a consumer-grade search engine.