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1917-1953. Glory to the Great October!

Poster Number: PP 551
Category: Revolution
Poster Notes: This was the first anniversary of the October Revolution to be celebrated in the post-Stalinist era.
Media Size: 37x27
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1953
Editorial Information: Editor G. Klodt.
Technical Information on Poster: August 18, 1953. Publication No. 10439. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 2391 Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A04553.
Catalog Notes: PP 551 Revolution
Artist: Viktorov, Valentin Petrovich — Викторов, Валентин Петрович
Valentin Petrovich Viktorov was a prolific poster artist, illustrator and graphic designer. From 1927 to 1931, he studied at the Moscow State Technical School of Fine Arts in Memory of the 1905 Revolution (A.K.A. Moscow Institute for the Decorative and Applied Arts). During the 1920s, he became a member of AKhRR (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia). His poster-designing career commenced in the 1930s and continued until his death in 1981. During the Second World War, Valentin ...
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Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow — Красный Пролетарий, Москва
The Krasnii Proletarii Workshop originated under the ownership of Ivan Kushnerev, a Russian entrepreneur who founded the Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896, his printing operation was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. In 1919, the printer was nationalized by the Soviets and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council (MSNKh). Around 1920, it was placed under the Poligrafkiniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust and was given ...
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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва
The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain ...
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