Translation: Glory to the First Cosmonaut, Iu. A. Gagarin!
Poster Number: PP 879
Artist: Viktorov, Valentin Petrovich — Викторов, Валентин Петрович
Poster Notes: This poster commemorates the April 1961 flight of Cosmonaut Yurii Alekseevich Gagarin (1934-1968) aboard Vostok 1. The voyage awarded Gagarin the distinction of being the first human to travel into outer space.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Offset
Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow
Printer Notes: Krasnii Proletarii Typolithography Workshop was a contract printer for Gospolitizdat (State Publishing House of Political Literature) and the foremost publisher of political propaganda material in the USSR. It was called "Partizdat" from the 1930s to the 1940s and then, it was re-named Politizdat in the 1960s. Krasnii Proletarii Typolithography began under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev who founded it as the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow.
Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow
Publishing Date: 1961
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Editorial Information: Editor A. Pashenkov
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 1–703. April 15, 1961. Size 1 large sheet. Order 2581. Price 10 kopeks
Print Run: 195,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A 04542
Catalog Notes: PP 879 Events b