Translation: Forward, to the victory of communism!
Poster Number: PP 170
Artists: Briskin, Veniamin Markovich — Брискин, Вениамин Маркович; Ivanov, Konstantin Konstantinovich — Иванов, Константин Константинович;
Poster Notes: This poster was produced two years after the death of Stalin and yet, it contains his image. Stalin's image continued to be propagated until 1956.
Media Size: 35x26
Poster Type: Offset
Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafprom, Moscow
Printer Notes: The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafprom (Main Directorate of the Printing Industry) was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow.
Historically, the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii was under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev who founded the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896 his printing company was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. His print shop was nationalized by the Soviets in 1919 and consigned to the "Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council" and placed under the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust around 1920. It was then re-named the 3rd State Typolithography Workshop. For a brief period, it was named the 20th State Typolithography Workshop and it became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant when its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. The printing workshop retained the Krasnii Proletarii name while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.
Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow
Publishing Date: 1955
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Editorial Information: Editor K. Nazarova
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] September 14, 1955; Publication No. 0217; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 825; Price 1 ruble
Print Run: 500,000
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh05994
Catalog Notes: PP 170 Workers b