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Comrade Moscovite, always be waiting, do your duty: Don’t let the enemy set fire to Moscow, guard factories and buildings!

Poster Number: PP 375
Category: World War II
Media Size: 39x27
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1941
Editorial Information: Editor M. Ioffe
Technical Information on Poster: August 7, 1941; N 25/VIII-1941 Publication No. 5348; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A43417
Catalog Notes: PP 375 World War II
Artist: Vatolina, Nina Nikolaevicha — Ватолина, Нина Николаевна
Nina Vatolina began producing posters in late 1930s and she went to become one of the leading Soviet poster artists of all time. She was a graduate of the Ogiz Technical School for Arts and of the Moscow Art Institute (class of 1942). Vatolina additionally acquired illustration skills from the master poster designer Viktor Deni. In fact, Deni considered Vatolina one of his most talented students. Vatolina married Viktor Deni’s son, Nikolai Denisov. They attended th...
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Printer: Trud i Tvorchestvo (Labor and Creativity) Typolithography, Moscow — Типо-литография Труд и творчество, Москва
Trud i Tvorchestvo (Labor and Creativity) Typolithography was based in Moscow at 26 Tsvetnoi Bul'var. Per Soviet-era sources from the 1950s, the printer's name was changed to Printing House No. 1 of the USSR Ministry of Agriculture Publishing, and from the 1960s to the 1980s; the printer was accorded the title Typography No. 32 and it managed by Glavpoligrafprom (Main Directorate of the Printing Industry).
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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad — Искусство, Москва-Ленинград
Iskusstvo was the Art Publishing House (A.K.A. Visual Arts Publishing) that was created in 1936 from Ogiz-Izogiz (State Art and Literature Publishing House). It disseminated books and journals dealing with graphic design and the fine arts, and it issued numerous posters. Since the Iskusstvo banner was part of the State Printing Works in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Moscow, its two main offices were located in those two cities.
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