Translation: Let’s reclaim land from the desert!
Poster Number: PP 103
Artist: Smoliak, Nikolai Petrovich — Смоляк, Николай Петрович
Poster Notes: Artist uses the same pair of workers in the illustration for PP 104-- a poster designed by artists Sakharov and Kubginov.
Media Size: 37x26
Poster Type: Offset
Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow
Printer Notes: After World War II, the 1st Exemplary Typography was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich (A.A.) Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet Communist Party leader. The printer provided for Sovnarkhoz (Regional Council of National Economy) of Moscow. Historically, the 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip. Ivan Sytin, a book-publishing magnate, had his printing shop at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets in Moscow. In 1919, Sytin's plant was nationalized by the Bolsheviks.
Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow
Publishing Date: 1951
Publisher Notes: Founded in 1936, Iskusstvo was formed out of Ogiz-Izogiz, the “State Art and Literature Publishing House”.
Editorial Information: Editor Vorontsov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] November 11, 1950; Publication No. 9251; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 8800; Price 1 ruble
Print Run: 100,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A09010
Catalog Notes: PP 103 Workers b; Sister Poster PP 104