Poster Plakat A Collection of Posters from the Soviet Union and its Satellite Nations

Translation: GOSIZDAT Subscriptions for the year 1928 are available. [Partial translation]
Poster Number: PP 731
Category: Education & Literacy
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Media Size: 46.5x33
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: 1st Exemplary Gosizdat Typolithography Workshop, Moscow
Printer Notes: Prior to Soviet nationalization, the 1st Exemplary workshop was the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip. Ivan Sytin, a book-publishing magnate, had his printing shop at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets in Moscow. Around 1918, Sytin's printing plant and the Royal (state) Print Yard were both nationalized by the Bolsheviks. The Print Yard was transformed into Gosizdat, the State Publishing House. Likewise, the 1st Exemplary Typo-lithography thereafter processed jobs for the State Publishing House. In 1930, the 1st Exemplary Gosizdat printing workshop was placed under the Ogiz publishing banner.
Publisher: State Publishing House, Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing Date: 1928
Publisher Notes: Gosizdat was formed in Moscow in May 1919 via the merger of the publishing houses of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, the Moscow Soviet, the Petrograd (St. Petersburg) Soviet, the Moscow Communist, the People's Commissariat of the RSFSR, and others. While Gosizdat existed somewhat independent of the government, by 1930 it served as the base of the state publishing conglomerate, OGIZ -- "Association of State Publishing Houses" -- the entity that united Soviet publishing houses under complete state control.
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 24760; Order No. 5849
Glavlit Directory Number: A-3102
Catalog Notes: PP 731 Education & Literacy