Translation: Old Moscow,
Long Live Moscow!
Poster Number: PP 326
Artist: Ivanov, Viktor Semenovich — Иванов, Виктор Семёнович
Media Size: 29x22
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Krasnii Oktiabr' (Red October) Confectionary Plant Lithography Workshop, Moscow
Printer Notes: The Krasnii Oktiabr' Confectionery Plant in Moscow was originally the Einem candy factory owned by Theodor Von Einem and later by Julius Heuss. Nationalized by the Soviets, it became Red October Confectionery in 1922. In the 1920s, graphic artists Alexander Rodchenko and Vladimir Maiakovskii designed packaging for the confectionery but the wrapper design most remembered by Russians today is for the “Alyonka” chocolate bar created in the mid-1960s. Its wrapper contains an iconic image of a child wearing a headscarf.
Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing Date: 1947
Publisher Notes: Founded in 1936, Iskusstvo was formed out of Ogiz-Izogiz, the “State Art and Literature Publishing House”.
Editorial Information: Editor E. Povolotskaia
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] June 27, 1947; Publication No. 7534; Order No. 311; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 1 ruble
Print Run: 50,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A06874
Sources: Jan, V. V. (2020). Master and Margarita - Annotations Per Chapter. Self Published. (history of Einem candy is mentioned)
Catalog Notes: PP 326 Wokers